Over 55 organizations across the world inaugurate ‘The House of Sport Volunteers’

Athens (Greece): The House of Sport Volunteers, a flagship global initiative that connects skilled volunteers with receiving organisations, such as events’ organisers, sport organisations, NGOs, foundations, and other strategic partners from sport and beyond, was officially launched today, marking a significant milestone in promoting volunteering in sport.

The launch took place through a virtual kick-off meeting, bringing together experts from a range of institutions, international organizations, NGOs, representatives from the world of sport, grassroots initiatives, and academia.

This ground-breaking initiative provides a platform that aims to support sport volunteerism and the promotion of its educational and societal values across communities, by connecting and supporting volunteers in sporting events of any size and sport-based projects, providing a global database of Sport Volunteers’ profiles, volunteering opportunities, and a unique offer of training, educational programmes, certification of skills and competencies.

Shaped across three years of research and testing implemented thanks to the support of the European Union, The House is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other United Nations frameworks like UNESCO Fit for Life.

The House is an open-ended and voluntary initiative; individuals and organisations can easily join The House and have access to opportunities through its dedicated digital platform

Save the Dream CEO Massimiliano Montanari, said, “The House of Sport Volunteers represents a full recognition of the importance of volunteering as an essential element of sport, at all levels, and as a tool to empower youth, promote their mobility and future employability.

We feel proud of being one of the pioneers of this “LinkedIn” for sport volunteerism and for
the benefits it will create to its users, particularly the organisations who will benefit from the
support of our volunteers and the volunteers themselves.”

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