Volunteering is an interesting and effective way for reaching social inclusion, cultural variety, solidarity between generations, long life learning, acquisition of various social and specific skills that are applied in professional development, civil participation and societal development.

Tulip Foundation has supported numerous projects based on and promoting volunteering around Bulgaria. We are aware that volunteering is a substantial resource and its effective use is of key importance for every society. Tulip provides funding for various voluntary activities as an element of projects; initiates and participates in partnership initiatives and projects aimed at encouragement of volunteering in Bulgaria and Europe; since 2011 Tulip Foundation and NAVA organize an annual competition and award ceremony Volunteer initiative

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Voluntary Initiative 2021 Competition

Tulip Foundation and National Alliance for Voluntary Action (NAVA) announce the traditional annual competition for the most interesting and effective voluntary initiatives in Bulgaria.

We organise the competition annually more than 10 years as we know that volunteers change lives and they deserve support and recognition. Organisations and groups that have organised voluntary initiatives during the year, regardless place and period of realisation, aim and organisation of actions, sources of funding, number and age of volunteers, are invited to participate. Every good initiative deserves recognition!

Nominated initiatives will be evaluated on the basis of their results, importance for local community, number and involvement of participants, impact of the initiative for capacity development of organisation’ volunteers and team, financial effectiveness. The best initiatives will be praised with a special certificate and award in the form of investment in the development of the volunteers and the organisation.

Initiatives can be nominated by organisations and individuals by sending a filled nomination form to mgeorgieva@tulipfoundation.net by 15 November 2021.

The full list of nominated initiatives will be presented on the Internet sites of Tulip Foundation and NAVA.

The awards will be announced at a public ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of Volunteers in the first days of December 2021.

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