Voluntary work as a form of citizen participation in the processes of community development, dedicates more and more attention at a global level. The United Nations has declared December 5th as International Volunteer Day and the Year 2001 was declared the International Year of Volunteers. The European Union devotes a lot of attention to voluntary work. Youth activism through volunteer work is particularly encouraging, as a way of involving youth in social change, opportunities for mobility, acquiring social and work experience, and especially as a form of informal learning and lifelong education.