Help with recognising skills in volunteering

The European project ‘Volunteering Validation Highway‘ has been brought to our attention as a result of the recent news item ‘Recognising volunteering skills in recruitment‘.

Various results and resources have recently been published from its work. The results web page includes

  • Information on how social media is used in volunteering (pdf, 247KB) around Europe, and especially on how it can be used to validate volunteers’ skills and achievements.
  • A collection of (web) tools from around Europe that can be used in validating volunteers’ competencies. (Pdf is 400KB).
  • Guidelines on how to validate volunteering competences, available in various languages. English pdf is 1.8MB.

Our source, Marion Fields (@marion_fields) also tweets:

We’re also in a project called Destination eValidation, building an app. for #validation of #volunteers’ #learning.