The Volunteering Program of Athens University of Economics and Business «AUEB Volunteers»

The volunteers are the driving force of the Civil Society. Especially, when it comes to volunteers with abilities and the proper characteristics that any Non-Governmental Organization needs, then we’re talking about gems. Wishing to create a connection between the community of Athens University of Economics and Business, namely the students, the teaching staff and the administrators, which they collectively amount 13.000 persons, and the Non-Governmental Organizations, that connection is based on volunteering. In September of 2017, AUEB started the Voluntary Program of “AUEB Volunteers”.

Concerning the contribution of “AUEB Volunteers”, it is possible for the NGOs to promote their needs at the members of AUEB, through the platform At the first two months of its due date, the Program with more than 200 volunteers has supported 20 NGO’s projects such as Boroume, Emphasis, Make-A-Wish, MDA Greece, Solidarity Now, Social Work Foundation (S.W.F) etc.

The participation in the Program is free and the integration process is simple. When there is a need for volunteers, the NGO may comply with the coordination team of the program (e-mail: [email protected], τηλ. 210 82 03 297). Through conversation and understanding the needs, the head coordinator of AUEB Volunteers team will enhance this opportunity at the community of the university during the agreed period. The team members of AUEB Volunteers do not proceed with the selection of the interested volunteers; therefore their contact information shall be notified at the NGO, in order to begin immediately the communication with the interested volunteers. If there is a need for volunteer selection, the NGO can carry it out directly. Also, the coordination of the volunteers concerning the meetings, the training and the monitoring of their work consists a responsibility of the NGO.

There are no limits at the support of the AUEB Volunteers regarding a social issue. The nature of the voluntary work is diverse. Specifically, the voluntary action can use the skills of the volunteers and their knowledge in different fields as the sector of Finance, Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Statistics and Informatics, as well as the administrative actions that they coordinate relating the career consulting, business development, social media management etc. For example, AUEB Volunteers can support the NGOs at the marketing sector, social media management, creation of business plans, strategic planning, website creation, finance analytics, statistics, accounting etc. The duration of the voluntary action may be once a day, an event, some hours or for a specific period.

At the same time, the rise of awareness in the AUEB community concerning social issues, the Volunteering Program coordinates events and actions at the university campus. These actions are jointly discussed and planned.

The Coordination Team of the Voluntary Program is composed of students, teaching and administrative staff of AUEB under the supervision of the Community Team of the university. The deputy dean, Professor Dimitris Bourantonis coordinates the Community Team. The coordination team of the program through constant communication with Civil Society’s actors, NGOs, institutions, and other charitable organizations aims to find new ways in order to promote the purpose and the vision of the Civil Society.

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Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) was founded at 1920. It is one of the first universities of the country and it also represents the first university of Financial Sciences and Business Administration. Its mission is the dissemination of scientific knowledge which serves the national and international economy and society. In addition, the university aims to create responsible citizens that they’re capable to offer, participate and lead at the international environment. Nowadays, the majority of its graduates are executives in the public and private sector, teachers in Greek and foreign universities and members in international organizations. At the same time, AUEB constitutes one of the universities with the highest demand among the candidates for higher education.

Equipped with an excellent teaching workforce and student potential, with a commitment to innovation and social contribution, with academic ethics and scientific research, AUEB continuously seeks for openness and excellence.

In AUEB’s recent distinctions are the acquisition in top positions in international ranking lists (QS, Times Higher Education, Eduniversal), international certifications from prestigious organizations like AMBA and CFA Institute, awards from the European Union for enhancing the entrepreneurship and links with the market and participation in international networks and organizations like AACSB and the United Nations Global Compact. Finally, at the recent external evaluation from the team of international academic personalities, AUEB distinguished as “the premier educational institution” in the country in disciplines that cures and worthy of leading institutions abroad.

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