We have already taken the main and exclusive exercise of the integral development of the person and of society is not exclusive to the State or political parties or religions. It is the human being in their environment with their culture and their free options who must be the protagonist of their integral development. Always fit the cooperation, but never an imposition that does not respect freedom, conscience, justice and the fundamental right to seek happiness, because the human being was born to be happy. And happiness tends to the projection of the potentialities of the human being in a balanced development which brings you to the fullness of its being as a person. As the human being moves by concepts and uses categories, organizations with social volunteers understand that his spirit is characterized by: the gratuity, as it is the donation of himself and the awareness of being for others what sustains his conception of life. Continuity, since you cannot create needs in those people that we are not willing to keep helping. Vocational preference of the voluntary, since one makes better what she likes and what is more prepared.
Personal responsibility held by a team that develops the project of the organization with which he works. Knowledge, respect and appreciation of different people or peoples you will find in the accomplishment of their task. Hence nothing away more of one authentic social volunteering that: invade the field of professionals. Impose ideologies, political cultural or religious, by worthy and respectable they are. Use to the excluded as a tool to satisfy their curiosity or their professional needs.
Create dependency with the assistentialism, because the volunteer develops in people personal abilities that lead them to autonomy. Social volunteers are clear what must in justice is not given in charity. Welcome political, civic and sports volunteering but don’t confuse them with social volunteering, because in this switching of compassion and emotion to the personal commitment. Jose Carlos Garcia Fajardo Emeritus Professor of the UCM.