Involving youth in volunteering with the method of gamification

Any game is much more than just skillful techniques and enjoyable elements. Because games aren’t just tools of gaining experiences in a fun way, but they teach us other kinds of knowledge, too. Games are connected to some of the most basic functions of our minds (planning, motivation, survival skills), the development of which helps us to succeed in our everyday life. Playing games is a so-called psychological need for us. We can say, that games bring us into an ideal state of soul. This is exactly why they are used in different areas of life, and in the simplest terms: they are good for us.

Therefore, the power of gamification lies on the fact that it helps to make non-game projects more experiential and engaging by adding playful elements. In this way, it not only entertains, but also improves the quality of the field, whether it is business, environment, education, health or culture.

Games can also serve to involve the youth more easily in solving social issues. We can show the diversity of community work and volunteering, and start to engage and motivate young people to get involved in society. During the workshop we will show a board game that can be helpful for professionals who work with young people.

Our guest will be: Zoltán Győri – motivational speaker of the boar game vlog entitled What should we play?
The participation to the workshop is free for everyone, but it requires registration.
Registration for the workshop: https://forms.gle/kYv4tnUTDL9yhfyGA
Registration deadline: the 19th of March, 2024

The free workshop is enabled due to the European Union.

The programme is co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ programme (2022-1-HU01-KA210-YOU-000081331, Pick a volunteering card!). Thank you!

Translated by: Orsolya Barabás, volunteer