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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!

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.

Job Bridge – the official start!

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.