Monday, 27 June 2011

Project Volunteer Auction: Press Release

Greenhouse Malta is a non-political, non-sectarian, independent organisation set up by a group of University students who hold common values on different issues. It's aim is to raise awareness on social justice, respect for the environment, animal rights, sustainability and participatory democracy.

As part of this year’s National Trade Fair, Greenhouse, with the assistance of the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector (MCVS) will be organising a 'Project Volunteer Auction' on the 24th and 30th June and 3rd July, 2011. This is a new concept in Malta: a silent auction where rather than bidding money, people will be asked to bid ‘volunteer hours’, that is, the hours they are willing to dedicate to volunteering with the organisations of their choice.

People will be given the choice to bid ‘volunteering hours’ with up to 14 local organisations and campaigns. Artwork for the auction has been kindly donated by the following local artists: Christine Cutajar, Clyde Haber, Gabriel Caruana, Jeni Caruana, Joseph Caruana, Stephanie Borg and Trudy Gera. To bid on the artwork, people may pre-register online or at the stand on the days of the auction.

The silent auction will be held on the stand of the MCVS at the Trade Fair (from 6 pm onwards), but people will be given the opportunity to view and bid on the artwork online. Some artwork will be auctioned over the course of the whole week, while others will be auctioned on one day. More information on registration and on the organisations which are offering volunteering opportunities is available on Greenhouse’s website, Organisations and artists who would also like to participate in this auction may contact Greenhouse on

Greenhouse would like to thank all the organisations taking part: Arthritis and Rheumatism Association of Malta, Animal Rights Group, Bird Life Malta, fish4tomorrow, Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Friends of the Earth, Funny Farm, Koperattiva Kummerc Gust, Nature Trust Malta, Noah's Ark, SASG, Third World Group, Tomasina Cat Sanctuary and YMCA.

Click to read about Project Volunteer Auction on Times of Malta & MFCC website.

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