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!
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!
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
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
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.
The second partner meeting took place on 07./08.10.2019 in Rome. The main purpose was to define the topics of the training course for volunteering facilitators and to set up the curriculum for the three-day course that will take place in February 2020 in Göttingen.
The main topics that are considered relevant are: Continue reading Partner meeting in Rome
What are the competences that you can acquire in voluntary activities – besides those that depend on the actual voluntary placement. This was one of the leading questions in the research phase. The partners built a first repository and consolidated it with extensive research activities. The resulting list contains 23 competencies. These are :
Job Bridge project partners are launching two surveys to help them analyse the situation regarding validation and volunteering in the EU. One is addressing former and current volunteers, the other addresses volunteer-based organisations (facilitators of volunteers).
- Are you a former or current volunteer? Do you want to share your experience with us?
Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BDC362W
- Are you a volunteer facilitator? Do you want to share your experience with us?
Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JJSVGTD
On 12./13. of February, 2019, the Job Bridge partners met in Paris for the kick-off meeting. The main purpose of the meeting was to get to know to each other and to plan in detail the first project activities.
The partners discussed in detail the approach of the stocktaking and needs analysis phase and brainstormed those competences that can be acquired in volunteering activities, on the one hand, and that are at the same time relevant for future employers. Currently the long list of competences is being revised and will be further consolidated by means of surveys and interviews in the partner countries.
Volunteering is an important means for (young) people to develop themselves, by building new relationships and gaining a whole set of life skills that can improve their employability. It serves to gather important experience in unknown fields, to develop social, personal and organisational competences.
The Job Bridge project – Job Bridge for Volunteers, is a two year project, which aims to offer the means for educational providers dealing with volunteers to assess their volunteers’ competences and to support their learning paths. Job Bridge will develop a fully-fledged user-centred approach for validating non-formal and informal learning processes in volunteering activities, including a well proven web-based documentation, both for learners and those supervising them, the “facilitators”.
On the 12-13 February 2019, the partnership will meet for the first time in Paris, France and set up the first steps for a comprehensive comparative research report.