Rýchla rota is a volunteer programme for volunteers who do not participate in regular volunteering but in one-time activities in chosen organizations. The aim is to engage people who are willing to help but are not quite sure how or cannot commit to a long-term volunteer work in an organization. One thing these volunteers have in common is the willingness to help.
How does it work?
Rýchla rota is a group of people which is signed up in the Bratislava Volunteer Centre (BVC). Volunteers who agree with participating in the programme are directly contacted by the coordinator of this project. The coordinator sends current offers of the organizations from the Bratislava region to volunteers who are registered. Most of the time, these are big one-time events from the areas of nature and environment, culture, sport and the social area.
Volunteers can sign up for the activity they choose by themselves and according to their own preferences.
Volunteers from 15 to 99 years old can sign up for Rýchla rota. In case of a bigger interest, the programme is also opened to other age categories.
One of conditions is a personal meeting and an introductory training with the coordinator of this programme. These meetings happen regularly throughout the entire year.The other condition is to communicate with coordinator even if you are not interested in any current offers.
The basic conditions for volunteers are: minimum age of 15 years, a feeling of responsibility towards the programme, the willingness to volunteer and to participate in at least one activity per year.
The programme has started in 2000 as a form of “action volunteering” in the volunteer centre Hestia in Prague and thanks to them it has spread all over the Czech Republic. And yes, it is named after a favourite children cartoon series :)
In case you are interested in the programme, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to see you!