About us

EDYN is a network of ecumenical, Christian, voluntary service programmes that send and receive volunteers worldwide. The programmes provide opportunities for long term (and occasionally short-term) voluntary service in social environmental and educational institutions and church congregations.

Values

The work of EDYN members is based upon a Christian view of humanity. The human being is seen in relation to others as a social being and as a free person who takes responsibility for themselves and others. The human being is unique in God´s creation; self-determination, tolerance and respect are central values in our work. Because of this we offer our voluntary service programmes as a social educational year which includes practical activities within a nonprofit organisation as well as individual mentoring for the volunteer.

Voluntary Service - Learning for life

Voluntary service abroad provides the opportunity to gain experience in another country. Therefore the volunteer encounters a new culture, new living conditions and new people. The volunteer service effects non-formal and informal learning processes through the activities in the placement and the social environment. Voluntary service is a key part of a young person´s biography. The successful preparation, pedagogical support and evaluation will encourage the volunteers to develop their identity and opinions, to gain a different view and will influence their behaviour strongly.

EDYN Board Members

Chairwoman – Janka Adameová
Treasurer - Paul Webster
Secretary - Andrea Böhm
Samuel Gerber

EDYN is a Christian faith-based organisation that encourages inter religious dialogue. EDYN is open to work with organisations and partners of other faiths.