The paper attempts to outline social changes in vocational counseling that take place in the Voluntary Labour Corps (VLC). The analysis of records concerning the activities undertaken by the VLC has provided the basis for the research. The authoress' reflections draw on Piotr Sztompka's Theory of Social Becoming. Social changes in the VLC take shape of twofold transformations. First, the VLC transforms from a homogeneous system that reproduces a certain social order into an organization that aims at being a flexible system, within the frames of which, in the process of emergence, the quality of social life may improve. Secondly, the VLC, treated as a state tool to realise the idea of raising socially useful citizens, transforms into the VLC which would serve the good of individuals - that is Polish citizens and the EU members. This transformation is an ongoing process, which aspires to be in accordance with the guidelines set within the strategy for the VLC for the years 2003-2010.
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