VOLUNTEERING : EXPERIENCE OF SENIOR ADULTS

Authors

  • Genutė Gedvilienė Department of Educology, Vytautas Magnus university
  • Marija Krunkaitytė Foreign Language Institute, Vytautas Magnus University
  • Edita Trečiokienė University of Educology, Vilnius

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2014vol2.665

Keywords:

experience, participation, senior adults, volunteering

Abstract

The article deals with volunteering which in European Union is highlighted as one of the key possibilities for people to participate and include themselves into the international society life, solving various problems, such as poverty unemployment, public safety, organization of the meaningful leisure time. It analyzes communication and collaboration between international senior volunteers in two countries – Lithuania and Greece - sharing their experience in acquiring new abilities and skills, needed for knowledge-based society in the action based environment.

Author Biographies

  • Genutė Gedvilienė, Department of Educology, Vytautas Magnus university
    Prof., Dr.
  • Edita Trečiokienė, University of Educology, Vilnius
    Assoc. prof., Dr.

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Published

2015-07-24