The Agence du Bénévolat (volunteering agency) and the European Capital of Culture - Esch2022 have announced that they are joining forces to network and strengthen volunteer involvement in Luxembourg.
Both parties emphasised the important role played by volunteering in society, adding that it strengthens the community, including in the cultural sector. They noted, for example, the "decisive" commitment of several hundred volunteers (so-called "REMIXERs") in the implementation of the Esch2022 cultural programme and its many events. They also stressed the need to nurture this commitment in future to benefit all parties.
As such, all project partners and REMIXERS are invited to register on benevolat.lu, the new platform for connecting volunteers and associations in Luxembourg, launched by the Agence du Bénévolat and Luxembourg's Ministry of Family Affairs, Integration and the Greater Region.
"I am very pleased that the benevolat.lu platform can make an important contribution to ensuring the continuity of the European Capital of Culture project Esch2022 by enabling the many volunteers to continue networking with existing and new projects and associations," said Anne Hoffmann, Director of Agence du Bénévolat. "With the launch of our joint campaign, we say 'thank you' for the time already donated and at the same time wish to continue to motivate people to get involved in a variety of ways as volunteers."
With the benevolat.lu platform, the Agence du Bénévolat aims to support anyone wishing to volunteer for an association and offers associations the possibility of finding volunteers and legal advice.