Today, public institutions in Sarajevo Canton attended an online meeting during which they were presented with guidelines for the accreditation process for long-term volunteering. The meeting was held by the Institute for Youth Development KULT in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor, Social Policy, Displaced Persons and Refugees.
The guidelines are intended to support public institutions in the accreditation process by providing a clear outline of steps in accordance with the Law on Volunteering of FBiH. It details the entire procedure, including the necessary supporting documents and requests, so they can successfully complete the accreditation process for long-term volunteering providers.
According to the Law on Volunteering of FBiH, long-term volunteering in your profession is considered work experience. Volunteering is considered long-term if you volunteer at least 240 hours over a course of 3 months continuously.
Since there are 6000 young people in Sarajevo Canton with no work experience, the Government of Sarajevo Canton adopted a decision mandating that all public institutions in Sarajevo Canton complete the process of accreditation for long-term volunteering, in order to provide these young people with opportunities for gaining work experience.
The Institute for Youth Development KULT and the Ministry of Labor, Social Policy, Displaced Persons and Refugees are working together to support public institutions through this process.