Excitingly, we’ve reached an agreement with NE Metro Chicago VC to maintain ties between themselves and Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire Volunteer Centre.

As far as we are aware, this is the first international relationship between two volunteer centres, designed to promote dialogue, exchange experiences and implement joint activities, created to foster improvements and mutual progress.

We have agreed to focus our efforts on the support of this essential undertaking:

  • To promote volunteering and local social action in a variety of forms
  • To act according to the rules of hospitality, with respect for our diversities, in an atmosphere of trust and in a spirit of solidarity.
  • To offer people the possibility of participating in the exchanges between our two communities without discrimination of any form.
  • To promote the universal values of liberty, democracy and equality.

We are convinced that the similar interests and goals of our respective organisations, inspire a positive path towards international citizenship through volunteering.

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