National Alliance for Volunteer Action

National Alliance for Volunteer Action (NAVA) Foundation was established in Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second-largest city and one of the oldest cities in EU, in May 2000 as an organisation for public benefit. Its mission of is to revive the tradition of volunteerism in Bulgaria and to improve the public’s perception of volunteerism through organising various initiatives, which include a large number of people from society, and promoting the values of volunteerism.

NAVA’s strategic goals are:

– to popularise volunteerism as a form of citizenship;

– to partner with local authorities in the implementation of local social and youth policy;

– to contribute to the regulation of the conditions and modalities for volunteerism in Bulgaria;

– to create models for supporting local community centers which provide social services for children and families.

NAVA currently has 52 volunteers centres based in partner organisations across the country that makes it the biggest volunteer network in the country.