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Volunteering

~ The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others ~ 
- Mahatma Gandhi

To volunteer is to express the best of oneself. It is to give with an open heart, without any expectation of receiving something in return.

1 Tree Planting smallWithout us even being conscious of it, our modern culture has instilled in us a "give and take" mentality, making us forget the true nature of generosity. Volunteering is a great opportunity to develop a pure contact with the unselfish part in ourselves and recognize that we are all part of something greater.

At New Acropolis, we want to build a better, more just, and more humane world. We are volunteers from all walks of life, age groups, and cultural backgrounds, who seek to create opportunities to work towards common goals.

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Volunteering forms an important part of the philosophical platform promoted by New Acropolis.

Volunteering, guided by ideals of service, generosity, and altruism brings about profound changes in society, and in the hearts of those who practice it. When we find ways to give, we feel useful, energetic, enthusiastic, and creative. 


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We actively encourage people to take on civic responsibility and to become involved in a community project that matches their interests and personal characteristics. Our training programs for volunteers aim to equip individuals with the necessary skills to play an integral role in society.


Exciting growth promoting projects

Our school of philosophy offers many volunteer opportunities. We actively seek to work together, and to partner with associations for the benefit of society.

By volunteering, members and friends of New Acropolis express their social commitment through the creation of centers of philosophical learning, humanitarian actions, social and educational projects for those most in need, and ecological and heritage restoration activities. These activities are organized by the association itself or in cooperation with other organizations and NGOs.

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New Acropolis fosters the creation of volunteer projects and groups around the world. In the programs designed by New Acropolis International, the ethical, technical and specialized training of volunteers is given special care and attention.  It promotes cooperation with public and private voluntary organizations, such as GEA, UNICEF, Manos Unidas, Red Cross, etc.

“The IONA reiterates its commitment to the society of the present day through its implementation of specific actions of solidarity in parts of the world where catastrophes, poverty, discrimination and injustice fall upon the most disadvantaged sections of society. " (Declaration of the General Assembly. 2006)

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