More volunteering in Greece will help families survive crisis
April 10 2012 at 16:31
Caritas Athens is encouraging more people to volunteer during the country’s worst financial crisis ever. Over 130 people attended ‘Volunteers Day’, a workshop organised by the Greek Caritas Europa member organisation, where volunteers were rewarded for their commitments. “Meeting volunteers is like meeting the soul of caritas,” said Caritas Europa president Father Erny Gillen, who presided the event.
“Listening to the witnesses of volunteers coming from many different horizons was an effective induction into the heart of caritas as it beats in today's Athens,” he said.
Lawyer and special advisor for the Greek ombudsman Maria Voutsinos spoke about the legal frame for volunteers in Greece at the Catholic School of Jeanne D’Arc in Pireus, run by the Saint Joseph sisters, where the event took place.