Volunteering enriches student life as it promotes active engagement in the community and helps students improve their skills and meet new people.

According to the definition of the General Secretariat for Youth (2011), volunteering is work or service undertaken either individually or in groups, without any expectation of or claim to material or other kind of gain, with the aim of providing support to fellow human beings and the community in general. In addition to the above, the key principles underpinning volunteering include respect for the rights, dignity and culture of all people and the promotion of equality and human rights. Volunteering is not a substitute for paid work. Volunteers do not replace paid workers and do not pose a threat to their job security.

The University of Crete offers many opportunities for participation in voluntary activities. For more information on available opportunities students can contact the Student Counseling Centre hskf@edu.uoc.gr , the Student Centre fk@culture.uoc.gr in Heraklion, the Student Centre’s Coordinator in Rethymnon skepetzi@admin.uoc.gr , and their Departments.




Centre of Teaching and Learning Training of the Trainers (TOTT) (79)