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Baku Volunteers\' centre ( Azerbaijan)

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The main aims and objectives of the center are:
“Baku Volunteers’ Center” was formed in 2003. The Center was formed by Jeyhun Shiraliyev, a specialist on international relations. We are non-profit, non-governmental, youth organization.

Our missions are:
• To build young people’s self-esteem and self-confidence;
• To build young people’s capacity to consider risks and consequences and make informed decisions and take responsibility;
• To help young people to develop social awareness and a sense of social solidarity;
• To develop their ability to manage personal and social relationships;
• To offer worthwhile and challenging new experiences;
• To provide learning opportunities to enable young people to gain knowledge and develop new skills;
• To help young people to develop social awareness and a sense of social solidarity;
• To give young people a voice in decision-making which affect their lives;
• To enhance young people’s role as active citizens;

Our main activities:
• assessing the needs of young people, and planning and delivering programmes related to, e.g. health, fitness, smoking, drugs, relationships and bullying;
• running arts-based activities, community/environmental projects, residential activities, outdoor education and sporting activities;
• befriending and supporting individuals in various settings;
• recruiting and training staff, including volunteers; meeting, liaising and networking with educational establishments, social services, and other agencies, to address issues and promote opportunities for young people;
working with parents and community groups to win support for improved provision and acting as an advocate for young people’s interests;
• identifying and pursuing sources of funding for projects to improve services and/or resources for young people;
Our values are fundamental to the process, raising the confidence of individuals, their contribution to society, and their value as citizens. These values are: Empowerment of young people; Equality and inclusion; Respect for all young people; Involvement of young people in decision-making; Partnership; Voluntary participation

Tel/fax: +994 12 439 83 26
Address: 14B,A.Alekberov Str., Baku Azerbaijan