Projects "Volunteer to learn" and "Voluntary Mentoring" (VoluMe)
A wide range of skills, knowledge and attitudinal development can derive from volunteering. Volunteering therefore can be seen as an important and powerful source of informal learning and training. Apart from learning volunteering can provide other benefits: skills and experiences gained through volunteer service fulfil a need for relationships, personal growth and development, achievement, or affiliation. For others learning new skills for career advancement or exploring job options through volunteer work is an important motivator. So volunteering can be also an important instrument of social and professional integration. All together volunteering can be regarded and used as an approach to promote learning and active citizenship.
A wide range of skills, knowledge and attitudinal development can derive from volunteering.
Volunteering is important for learning:
a) As a chance to learn something yourself
b) As a chance to support learning through volunteering
In both of our partnerships, ‘Volunteer to learn’ and ‘VoluMe’, we dealt with this topic on a European level. The collected experiences and knowledge are available on this website.
This website is regarded as a resource centre about “Volunteering & learning” and is open to any one who want to contribute, for example about their experiences, how volunteering has offered them new learning and training opportunities, about existing training programmes for volunteers or any information how volunteering had a big impact on personal development and wellbeing of people. Feel welcome to contribute!