Domino Effect- Volunteering to employability
Start date: Jan 1, 2013,
In these complex times for Europe, youth employability is a vital concern as many countries are facing high youth unemployment rates. With this project we would like to respond to the current pressures and challenges of youth unemployment through reinforcing possibilities in the civil sector that offer self- empowerment of the young people through upgrading their skills, changing their expectations and offering possibilities for a pro- active approach through practical volunteering experiences. This training aims to be a tool that will change and re-shape the perceptions of the young multipliers that will take part in order to improve the access and participation rates of young people in volunteering projects and community programs. Through volunteering, young people get the benefits of increasing their skills, upgrading knowledge and improving their position on the job market. Voluntary activity has many advantages for the unemployed young people- it can help keep them in touch with the labor market and It can offer opportunities to obtain skills and experiences that make moving into work easier. if this link between volunteering and employment is to be strengthened, voluntary organisations need more funding, jobseekers need more information, and we all need to understand how volunteering can help employability.An accent will be put on the networking in order to follow- up with joined projects of exchange of volunteers and specific project ideas on how to undertake further specific steps in targeting youth employability. This training will offer specific job- search related workshops, project management sessions, YiA possibilities, Presentations of EVS and other volunteering programs, and networking and work on follow-up projects that target youth employability for 38 pax. On this training we will explore volunteering, internships and employment; the group will visit workplaces, meet with employers and share their experiences with the other participants.
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