Volunteering is generally defined as a willingly chosen activity with no financial gain involved. It is appreciated for skill development, community-oriented work and valuable experience. It is a way to discover favorite activities or spend time productively.

Volunteering has an enduring impact on the general affairs of society. It is one of the cornerstones of civil society, and without it, the community-building process would be impossible.

Prof. Leonidas Donskis, 26 October 2011

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The volunteering system at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) was created in order to promote, acknowledge and support the contribution that VMU students make by volunteering. It is organized in accordance with a Lithuanian Law of Volunteering and Description of VMU Student Volunteering Procedures. These documents describe volunteering objectives, the rights and duties of volunteers and the whole system of organizing voluntary activities, which helps the volunteers, the university community and the society as a whole to understand the meaning of volunteering.

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Volunteering is a chance to become wiser (Prof. Leonidas Donskis, 26 October 2011)
  • Learn new skills and competences, use them in practice and expand CV (Curriculum Vitae) this way
  • Get to know the university, its structure and management, the people who work here, which will eventually help to blend in at VMU more easily
  • According to the Description of VMU Student Encouragement, Support and Allowance Award Procedures, active volunteers may receive scholarships, presents or souvenirs as encouragement
  • Make own ideas come true with a little help from the university (e.g., use its premises, equipment, etc.)

For information about internship and volunteering possibilities, vacancies, career counseling and career planning, opportunities to work in Lithuania please check in VMU Career Centre.

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