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The volunteering can be considered professional experience if the organizations specialized in working with volunteers meet certain obligations. The volunteering regulation in Romania is achieved, starting July 26, 2014, by Law 78/2014 which repeals Law 195/2001.
The volunteering is defined in the new law as mandatory public work, unpaid and based on free decision of individual volunteer by a legal person, public or private, non-profit, individually or in group.
The law 78/2014 brings as novelty, at article 10 (2), the regulation according to which volunteering is considered specialized professional experience, depending on the type of business, whether it is done in the field of study.
For the volunteering to be recognized as professional experience, the host organization (NGO) is required to prepare a voluntary contract, in writing, accompanied by a job description and a security document.
The law provides for the mandatory information that a voluntary agreement should contain:
The volunteer and host organization rights and obligations are summarized in the contract. If the volunteer request, the organization is obliged to conclude a contract of insurance against the risks of accident and sickness or other risks arising from the nature of the activity.
The organization working with volunteers has the obligation to have a register of volunteers, in which it is written:
At the end of the volunteering, the organization issued, at the request of the volunteer, a competent certificate that contains:
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