Volunteer program of the
International Human Rights Defence Committee
Volunteer – is Someone who contributes time, effort and talent to meet a need or further a mission, without going on the payroll.
The volunteer program of the International Human Rights Defence Committee consists of a universal embodiment of the international rights and freedoms of the person by encouragement of creation of legal public structures. We achieve this objective through mass organization of support and through involvement of volunteers to carrying out legal advisory works.
The international CIPDH Volunteers try to advance and protect the universal rights and fundamental freedoms of the person in three social directions: protection of the rights of women and children, protection of the immigrants and refugees rights, protection of the prisoners rights.
There is a stereotype that volunteers it is students, the youth isn’t more senior than 25 years. It is easy to disprove it, it is enough to mention that average age of the CIPDH volunteer is 37 years. The working population and people of a retirement age too can be active participants of volunteer program of the International Human Rights Defence Committee.
The international CIPDH Volunteer is any person, including foreign citizens and stateless persons who make the contribution to volunteering development, carrying out social activity, based on the principles of volunteer activity
Today volunteer activity is a wide range of activity, including traditional forms of mutual aid, official service and other forms of civil participation which is carried out voluntary for the public benefit, and money isn’t the main motive in this case. But it doesn’t mean that the volunteer works absolutely free of charge. Volunteers – not only altruists, they work for the sake of the experience, special skills and knowledge, establishment of personal contacts.
Volunteer activity for the person is opportunity to get social experience, to receive recommendations for further career. Also it is opportunity to get acquainted with noncommercial activity and to find to themselves a place in “the third sector”. Many volunteers start creating own non-profit organizations, to realize the author’s social projects and many other things. That is further, the volunteer himself can organize any volunteer activity.
Besides, the volunteer – the person very necessary in present society.
To become the international CIPDH volunteer it is necessary to possess the following qualities:
• Commitment to the principles of volunteer movement
• Ability to work in the multicultural environment
Each volunteer of the International Committee of Protection of Human rights has a CIPDH official documents (ID cards) proving the identity of the volunteer of the International Human Rights Defence Committee in many countries of the world.
Usually the contracts CIPDH provide from 6th to 24th months of service with possibility of extension after term.
Training of volunteers of the International Committee of Protection of Human rights is carried out through the volunteer centers opened on the basis of CIPDH public receptions.