The Burnout Aid project is an unprecedented international activity aimed at preventing burnout among employees and volunteers in the NGO sector. It is carried out in the international partnership of the Culture Shock Foundation (Poland), Common Zone (Croatia) and City of Women (Slovenia). Operating for many years in the third sector in our countries, we have had a chance to learn about the pros and cons, splendors and shadows of educational and activist work in NGOs.
Every day, we see the great value that foundations, associations and informal movements bring to the development of civil society, how they assist in establishing a sense of community, fulfill an educational mission, and support those in need. We also know what are the costs of such work and commitment on the part of educators and activists. We hope that our project will contribute to the creation of safer and friendlier working conditions in the third sector, as well as to the development of cooperation between NGOs throughout Europe.
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Burnout is a professional activity crisis resulting from working conditions such as: excessive workload, insufficient pay, conflicts of values, lack of: control, community support or a sense of fairness.
The main symptoms of burnout include: exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy.