The engagement of volunteers in 2020 was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the pandemic a large number of public events, in which the Association Sunce Split participates or which is organized and marked annually, were not held (for example, Volunteer Work Days, Earth Day) or were reduced, which is why volunteer engagement was proportionally reduced by about 800 hours compared to 2019. Nevertheless, we have successfully continued with ESC volunteering and we are the only Association that in 2020 managed to host ESC volunteers from a third country.
In accordance with the Croatian Law on volunteering and the internal acts of the Association Sunce Split, any adult who is a member of the Association Sunce can volunteer in the Association, or express an interest in volunteering.
Projects and activities of the Association Sunce Split from 2020 in which volunteers participated:
“Solidarity for Green Dalmatia” and “Solidarity for Green Dalmatia 2020” projects within the program of the the European Solidarity Corps – a total of 5 volunteers were involved in educational and organizational-logistical activities and mentoring volunteers within these two projects. The Agency for Mobility and European Union Programs praised the implemented project “Solidarity for Green Dalmatia” within the program of the European Solidarity Corps and included it in the examples of good practice of ESC projects in Croatia.
School Botanical Garden of Mediterranean Plants – 3 volunteers are writing and applying for a project proposal for the Solidarity Project within the European Solidarity Corps program.
You can find more about the solidarity project here.
9. Split Bike Tour – 2 involved ESC volunteers provided support in the organization and implementation of the public event.
Dalmatia Green program – 2 volunteers participated, one of whom provided logistical support in the implementation of the program, and the other participated in the development of the Business Plan for 2020 and 2021.
Department of Environmental Law – 2 volunteers participated in the Green Phone cases, worked on the Sinjaj.hr map and researched legislative regulations in the field of environmental law.
You can see the full report on organized volunteering for 2020 here: Report on volunteering_2020.