Established in 1991, the Association for the Development of Preventative and Volunteer Work develops and supports civil initiatives with the aim of preventing the development of negative social phenomena and solving them in a creative way. It unites individuals and groups with similar interests, supports the development of the non-governmental sector and facilitates the development of preventative programmes and volunteering, especially in the field of social security and health. Its programmes are organised around Slovenia and internationally address marginal social or ethnic groups (the Roma programmes), children, youth and volunteers.
The office of DRPPD is located at Metelkova Street 6 within the Metelkova mesto Autonomous Cultural Zone. In the past DRPPD has also organised all kinds of regular programmes for youth, including the "Krea(k)tivnosti" workshops in the Alkatraz Gallery and events ranging from flamenco dance to computer programming at the nearby Klub Menza pri koritu.