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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!

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.

Launch of Job Bridge surveys!

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

Thank you!

Kick-off meeting in Paris

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.