The associative world comes out of the pandemic strengthened

DECRYPTION – Arrived during the peak of the Covid, tens of thousands of new volunteers remained in the organizations.

The health crisis has provoked a collective awareness in favor of the most disadvantaged, which continues. At the height of the pandemic, many employees in partial activity offered their services to associations to take over from senior volunteers who were more vulnerable in the face of Covid-19. “The influx of applications was so massive that we could not respond fully, because we had to restrict our activity to food aid.», Testifies Claude Bougère, responsible for volunteers at Restos du cœur, including the 37e winter campaign starts on Tuesday. While a number of active workers have resumed their professional rhythm since then, they remain committed. “While before the pandemic, they felt they had no time between work and family, today they remain involved. But since the start of the school year, they have adopted new ways of working», Observes Jean Stellittano, national secretary of Secours populaire.

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