Voluntary work is of great importance for development and future of society. Its contribution to development of existing systems, values of solidarity, social and other progress of society is indispensable and therefore has to be nourished and valued adequately.
Voluntary work is important, because:
- It contributes to improvement of quality of life in society;
- Defends the interests of individuals and groups that are endangered, disadvantaged, pushed to margin, excluded;
- It is one of the basic responses of civil society to the needs of society and creates an opportunity for active participation of citizens in society;
- Voluntary work is either a standalone or additional activity, and added value to existing services and institutions.