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Euroclear volunteering with JA Europe

05 October 2016

JA Europe and Euroclear are kicking-off the third year of the partnership focused on volunteering involvement in eight European countries. A key success factor of our programmes is the involvement of business volunteers.

Through the work we do, we also build a case for volunteering as a means of building skills in young people through exploring business people’s attitudes, aspirations and actions regarding the role of business in society and the added value of volunteering and community support.

Since the beginning of the partnership 245 Euroclear Volunteers worked with more than 9,000 students.
 
We are thrilled to have two more countries joining the partnership this year, and turning it into a global one. The following JA Member nations are participating this academic year:
•    Vlajo (BE)
•    Les Jeunes Entreprise (BE)
•    JA Finland
•    Entreprendre Pour Apprendre (JA France)
•    JA Hong Kong
•    Jong Ondernemen (JA Netherlands)
•    JA Sweden
•    Young Enterprise UK
 
The volunteers are supporting a wide range of activities such as:
•    Our Community
•    Job Shadow Day
•    Jury Roles - Company Programme
•    Entrepreneurs in the Classroom
•    Masterclasses
 
This is what one of the Euroclear Volunteers from Poland shared with us about the volunteering experience:
 
"When I heard about the possibility of taking part in this project, I knew it was something I would love to do. I am very sociable person who likes working with other people. At the same time I have some knowledge about finance and the world of banking that I want to share with young people.
In my opinion, educational programmes like this one, with a close partnership with the business world, are very helpful for young people who have not decided yet about their future professional career. I think it is important to organize activities like this to encourage and convince them to consider working in finance. We show young people that finance is not only important, but that it can also be very interesting. In addition, teaching young people entrepreneurship skills will help them in finding and getting the job they want."
 
For more information about the partnership please contact Roxana Stefanescu (roxana@jaeurope.org), Senior Project Manager.
 

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