And the award goes to …

We are happy to announce the three winners of our Job Bridge Award – the Job Bridge Award addressed projects and initiatives aimed at validating learning outcomes in volunteering.

The winners are:

Find here the project abstracts: Continue reading And the award goes to …

Virtual final event

The Job Bridge closing conference would have taken place in Brussels in early November. Now with all the restrictions, there is no physical meeting at all. Since there are many different events, we are happy to team up with REVEAL.

The main focus of the conference will be on creativity, innovation and digitalisation at the interface between education, volunteering and business,
We will provide more information within the next few weeks!

Last call – European Award

This is the last call – if you have not submitted your project yet, you still have the chance to do so  by 15th November 2020. We are looking forward to reading about your creative learning projects.

Due to the current situtuation we will not have the Award Ceremony in Brussels (Belgium) as planned. We will have a virtual event instead on 10./11.12.2020, where you will be given a slot to present your project.

In addition, we will make sure that your project gets a lot of visibility – it will be published in our newsletter and in our social media.  As a small consolation for the missed trip we will send the winners some prizes.

Webinars – Valuing competences in volunteering

Our project is heavily affected by the corona crisis. All partners would currently carry out pilot projects to implement the JOB BRIDGE approach to validate the competences acquired in volunteering. Most of our planned pilot projects had to be suspended. And of course, we are not the only ones affected!

How do volunteers cope with the COVID crisis? What do they learn in volunteering? How to value the competences that they acquire?

Find the answers by registering* to three Webinars organised by our Belgian project partner LLLPlatform!

*Registrations are compulsory in order to get the Zoom link.

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More information and registrations here:bit.ly/2MryhH2

Participate … maybe win a trip to Brussels

Are you working with volunteers? Do you support them in validating their competences acquired, or do you have an innovative idea?

If you answer positively to these questions, Job Bridge European Award is for you!

We want you to be creative and present your learning projects in an innovative way. All ideas should take into account competences’ dimensions. The two best contributions will be invited to the Award Ceremony in Brussels (Belgium) on 3rd November 2020.

Find out more here!

Savvy Volunteer – Earn a badge!

Do you do any volunteer work?
Then let this voluntary commitment be recognised by a European digital badge.

Your voluntary activities make a relevant contribution to your personal development. You will build new relationships and acquire a whole range of life skills which you may be able to use in the labour market at a later stage. Continue reading Savvy Volunteer – Earn a badge!

Training Course in Göttingen

The 3-day course was successfully carried out in the premises of BUPNET on 11th-13th of February, 2020. Overall, 22 participants took part in the course – all trainers, facilitators and multipliers that work with volunteers in volunteer-based organisations, educational institutes or local bodies. Continue reading Training Course in Göttingen

New study published: The state-of-play of validation in the volunteering sector

Job Bridge report is out!

The present report analyses the current European State-of-play of validation of non-formal and informal learning in the
voluntary sector and its relation with employment.

It is a result of an extensive research combining desk research
(EU policy documents, NGO reports, findings from other European projects), two online surveys (one for volunteers, one for organisations hosting volunteers), qualitative interviews and
focus groups conducted in 6 EU countries (Germany, France, Bulgaria, Spain, United Kingdom, and Belgium). The interviews and focus groups also involved employers from the public and private sectors.

The surveys collected over 1000 answers and 92 individuals were involved in the focus groups and interviews.

Find the Executive summary here

Find the Full report here

Training course in Göttingen

The Job Bridge partners will provide a three-day training course in Göttingen from 11th to 13th of February, 2020. It addresses representatives from volunteering organisations and adult education organisations welcoming volunteers and will enable them to implement competence-oriented approaches with volunteers and validate competences acquired in the voluntary activities.
Subsequently, all course participants will implement a learning project aimed to transfer and apply in practice the approach.