The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Bulgaria will hold its tenth volunteer days on October 13-20, choosing education as the main focus of the event.
The event, organised together with the Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation (BCAF), will feature a traditional volunteer day on October 13, during which volunteers will engage in a number of activities across the country, and a “professionals at schools” part, in which participating companies are invited to share their “knowledge and experience with children and young people in Bulgarian schools”.
On October 13, volunteers will participate in 22 different initiatives in Varna, Pernik, Pleven, Rousse, Sofia and Stara Zagora.
The “professionals at schools” events, scheduled for October 15-19, will be held in schools in Sofia, Plovdiv, Rousse, Blagoevgrad, Varna, Pleven, Stara Zagora, Pernik and Bourgas.
“Our aim is to focus on one of the major priorities of education – to raise and educate individuals achieving personal success and contributing to improving community with their own efforts and knowledge. We hope that the participation of professionals from different business sectors will support the understanding that the education in school is not just for the marks, but for life; that the school curriculum is a door to applicable knowledge and one of main focuses of school education is to build interest and habits for life-long learning,” AmCham said in an announcement to its members.
The volunteers can choose whether to support one of the schools from AmCham’s list, or to volunteer at their own school or the school of their children.
Prior to registration in AmCham’s volunteer days, companies should appoint a co-ordinator for its volunteer. There is no participation fee, but companies are expected to cover the expenses of the volunteer project they take on. Companies also have the option of making a financial donation for any of the projects if they cannot participate with volunteers.