By donating you will contribute to the costs of translating and adapting the Portuguese version of the most prestigious technical manual in Volunteer Management.
In 2017, at the invitation of Pista Mágica - School of Volunteering, Rick Lynch, one of the world's leading volunteer specialists, was in Portugal to talk about Leadership and Volunteer Management. In this magical encounter, the author challenged Sónia Fernandes, founder and president of Pista Mágica, to prepare the Portuguese version of his Volunteer Management manual, the most widely read book on the subject in the world (co-author is Steve McCurley).
Pista Mágica is currently translating the manual. Its release will take place on December 5, by author Rick Lynch himself, at the Almeida Garret Library in Porto.
To finish this stage,Pista Mágica needs financial support to translate and adapt the manual. Contributing to this campaign, is boosting the existence of the Portuguese version of the best publication on volunteer management. This will make it possible for non-profit organizations, such as the managers of their volunteers, to better target this very special human resource.
Rick Lynch in Portugal in the Conference "Lidership in Volunteer Management"
About the author
About the Authors
Steve McCurley is a trainer in the area of effective volunteer involvement and is currently a partner with VM Systems, a company that is dedicated to supporting organizations in using their volunteers. He is also a consultant in the development of programs for various institutions and together with Susan Ellis created the online journal E-Volunterism. To date he has written 16 books and more than 200 articles on voluntary involvement. Over the past 15 years, it has trained hundreds of volunteer managers across the UK. At the international level, he has worked in several countries such as Canada, Germany, Ireland, Australia, the Caribbean and South America. His work has been translated to more than 8 different languages.
Rick Lynch, master from the University of Iowa, is president of Lynch Associates, a consulting firm whose mission is to support organizations to create work environments that promote commitment, enthusiasm and self-esteem. As consultant, his work involves the development of organizational values, reorganization of work and motivational evaluation of organizations. He is the author of many books. Lynch also works as a volunteer coordinator for the Washington State Office of Voluntary Action where he created a training system for volunteer directors.
Sónia Fernandes has a degree in Anthropology and a Master's Degree in Humanitarian Action, Cooperation and Development. She has developed international volunteer work in countries such as USA, Mozambique, Timor-Leste and Togo, in addition to volunteer work developed nationwide since the age of 14. She worked with NGOs, the United Nations and the European Union. As a trainer and teacher, she has reached thousands of volunteers, students and professionals. She has published several manuals on volunteering and three books: Survive on Mission (2009), Thoughts on Mission (2010) and We all have wings, but only volunteers know how to fly (2011).
About the Promoter
Pista Mágica - School of Volunteering arose from the finding of its founder, Sónia Fernandes, of the need to train the agents of solidarity in Portugal, specifically in the area of volunteering. It is the first Volunteer School in Portugal, born in July 2008 and its mission is "Educating for the exercise of volunteering that effectively solves the problems of vulnerable people and the world". It aims to create the bases for volunteering to be the hands of the fight against inequalities in Portugal and in the World. Also in the battle for a better world it is necessary to have skills.
Training Activity of Pista Mágica - School of Volunteering