Diversity
Discussion
2. December

Diversity in volunteer work - breaking down barriers and seizing opportunities

Online
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
© Clay Banks (Unsplash)
How can volunteering be organized so that all people can actively participate in it? How can it be made attractive to a more diverse group of people? What framework conditions are necessary for this? What barriers and discriminatory structures exist and how can they be dismantled? That's what this digital panel discussion is about.

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You can register for the event here.

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The event will take place digitally. The transmission takes place via Zoom, the prerequisite is Internet access preferably via PC, tablet or smartphone. Participation via telephone is possible with limited use. We will send you all necessary technical information in advance. If you have any questions, please contact kontakt@freiwilligenhauptstadt.berlin.

Volunteering is generally regarded as a very important, if not essentially supportive, part of society. It offers immense opportunities not only for the organizations and projects that benefit from it, but also for the people who get involved. It can provide education, exchange, and the development of a sense of belonging. It can create meaning, allow people to stand up for their own and others' rights, and help shape democratic processes. Equal access to volunteering should be made possible for all people. Volunteering should be open to people of all ages, socio-economic backgrounds, people who have experienced racism and anti-Semitism and/or have a history of flight or family migration, queer people, people with disabilities, and everyone else. In reality, there are a variety of obstacles that stand in the way of equal participation.

What are these and how can volunteering be organized in a way that actually allows all people to actively participate in it? How can it be made attractive to a more diverse group of people? What framework conditions are necessary for this? What barriers and discriminatory structures exist and how can they be dismantled? What volunteer work is there that remains largely "invisible" and how can it be given more recognition? We want to discuss these and other questions with you and our panelists.

The panel discussion will be moderated by: Elif Bayat (member of the JIK ).
Twitter: @elifbaya
Instagram: elifbyt

Our panelists:

© Mathias Bothor

Sawsan Chebli

Commissioner of the State of Berlin to the Federation and State Secretary for Civic Engagement and International Affairs

Twitter: @SawsanChebli

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Cima-Nadja Samadi

Consultant for diversity-oriented organisational development

Instagram: @cimwayda

© Julia Rethwisch

Jemila Nesredin-Said

BUND-Jugend

Instagram: @jemilalilu

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Irene Sang

Volunteer agency Charisma

Linkedin: Irene Sang
Xing: Irene Sang

© Lichthelden FotoStudio Kauffmann

Niklas Alt

Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband LV Berlin e.V.

Twitter: @paritaetberlin und @alt_niklas
Instagram: @paritaetberlin

© Edwin Greve 2021

Edwin Greve

Anti-discrimination trainer in the project i-PÄD - Intersectional Pedagogy at the Migration Council Berlin

 

Workshop

On 29 November, there will be a workshop on the eponymous topic "Diversity in Volunteering" at 12.00 pm, to which we also cordially invite you and ask you to register separately here if you are interested.

To the workshop