"The district of kitzingen can be proud of its many volunteers, who obviously act exactly according to this motto and actively, dedicatedly and persistently ensure that our world changes for the better", said district administrator tamara bischof at the reception for the international day of honorary office in the district administration office.
The many different forms of honorary work made it necessary to focus on one small and manageable area when receiving the award from the district. This year, the focus was on education, culture, and community needs. The need is lived and cultivated everywhere and tradition and need were seen more and more as a return to one’s own roots. In the broadest sense, culture means everything that people themselves create, from the cultivation of spiritual good such as theater, music, and acting to readings and lectures. The diversity of honorary work in the fields of education, culture and community service is reflected in the range of 21 proposals submitted by the municipalities. The activities range from music performances to museum pedagogy, chronicle and archive activities, fraternities, trombone choirs, carnival clubs, reading mentors, involvement in cultural-historical working groups or in the settlers’ association. Tamara bischof emphasized to the mayors of the award winners’ municipalities that the structural conditions and voluntary commitment had to be questioned and improved so that volunteers could enjoy their work and find respect and recognition. At the honorary office reception in the spring, the bishop therefore asked bavarian social minister kerstin schreyer at the honorary office gala to achieve better recognition of honorary office holders within the framework of the exemption law for honorary employees, recognition of honorary office in the allocation of university places or in the pension points.