On December 16, the Parliament of Georgia has discussed and adopted a draft law on volunteerism in the first reading. The initiator of the bill is the Legal Affairs Committee of the Parliament, while the author is the Civil Society Institute.|
The bill regulates the relations of the volunteer, the host organization and the third party on the territory of Georgia. Volunteering is defined as a socially useful activity, performed by an individual voluntarily or disinterestedly in the circumstances of organizational order, using own knowledge and skills.
The draft law envisages the notion of a host organization, determines rights and obligations of a volunteer and a host organization. It regulates issues, which are linked to the volunteerism relations, in particular, the reimbursement of costs related to the volunteering activities, the security environment, the responsibilities of a volunteer, etc.
The draft law has been introduced to the legislators by Ani Mirotadze,
the member of the Parliament. According to her statement "This is a
certain form of relationship, which determines the rights and
obligations of volunteer, including its security, as well as the
function of a host organization, roles and responsibilities, which the
organization assumes in respect of a volunteer.”
Draft Law on Volunteerism…