The Council of Tenerife promotes a campaign to promote volunteering during the summer. The Tenerife Isla Solidaria programme, dependent on the public company Sinpromi, launches a specific section for the summer period in order to raise awareness about the possibilities of volunteering during these months.
The CEO of Citizen Participation and Diversity, Nauzet Gugliotta, assures that one of the main objectives of this specific campaign for the summer is “to promote that those people who have not been able to perform some voluntary action during the year, for studies or work, have these months easier to do it». And this translates into activities in which they can participate in a timely manner and that do not necessarily entail a long-term commitment when September arrives.
In that sense, he made it clear that from the Cabildo de Tenerife “we trust that this special summer volunteering, with unique opportunities to be caring peoplecould be a gateway that motivates us to continue carrying out volunteering actions outside the summer months”, valued the Citizen Participation counselor.
In this way, for third sector entities “this type of collaboration is of great importance, since during the summer part of their volunteers who collaborate regularly take a well-deserved vacation or need reinforcement for specific activities», specified Nauzet Gugliotta.
Some of the activities for which the third sector entities attached to the Tenerife Solidarity Island program they request volunteers are punctual collaborations in sports tournaments; I support organic gardens; urban summer camps, both for children and people with disabilities; collection and distribution of food, and, among others, actions in defense of human rights.
The volunteer actions are distributed throughout the island, although requests from the Metropolitan Area and the southern zone predominate. The information is constantly updated, so those interested in participating can find out through the website www.tenerifeislasolidaria.org. The volunteering actions are distributed throughout the island, details the Cabildo.