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Volunteers' Centre Zagreb (VCZ, www.vcz.hr) is a civil society organization dedicated to the development and promotion of volunteering from 1996. VCZ's mission is to act as a resource center encouraging personal and social development through mediation, education and promotion of volunteering on local and international levels. VCZ's vision is a society that recognizes volunteering as a driving force for the creation of an active, responsible and humane community.

Volunteers' Centre Zagreb (VCZ) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that promotes volunteering through mediation, education and counseling for volunteers and volunteer organizers. VCZ is actively involved in promoting and applying the Law on Volunteering and informing citizens on the volunteer possibilities in Zagreb, Croatia and abroad. VCZ promotes volunteering through a hands-on approach, initiating, coordinating and organizing short-term and long-term volunteer projects in the City of Zagreb, organizing international volunteer work camps of diverse thematic in various parts of Croatia and coordinating short term and long term international exchange of volunteers. In addition to that, we are periodically publishing works covering the field of volunteerism.

Volunteers' Centre Zagreb has its roots in 1996. Croatian Anti-war Campaign project started up with the help of Service Civil International (SCI) and was officially registered in 1998. Through SCI, first foreign volunteers came to the town of Pakrac in the mid-1990s to help rebuild war-devastated areas. This was the project which initiated our International Volunteers’ Exchange program, which marked the first decade of our organization. We became an associate member of SCI in 2001 and went on to become a branch of this global network in 2007.

In 2001, the International Year of Volunteers, we implemented the ‘2001 volunteer’ project – our first project which focused mainly on the development of local volunteering. Since the beginning of the new millennium, and more intensively since 2006, we have continued working on different projects intended for the development of local volunteering which was the bases of our programs dedicated to the development of volunteering within the borders of Croatia, with a special focus placed on the city of Zagreb and region of central Croatia.

In 2001, the International Year of Volunteers, Croatian Government awarded VCZ with Award for contribution to the development of voluntary work in the Republic of Croatia.

Working Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10:00 - 17:00
Ilica 29, 10 000 Zagreb

E-mail: vcz@vcz.hr
Phone: 01/ 3013 058
Fax: 01/ 3013 736


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