Wake-Up Call: Volunteer Manager Role
Start date: Nov 1, 2014,
End date: Apr 30, 2016
This project aims to increase the quality of volunteerism in general and in the youth filed in particular by taking volunteer management to the next quality level based on tailor-made occupational profile, comprehensive training curricula and competence validation procedure for experienced volunteer managers according to the new occupational profile, quality standards for volunteer management, and creation of support structures in the form of professional communities for volunteer managers. The project objectives are: # to enhance the quality and relevance of the learning offer in the field of volunteer management in general and volunteer management in the youth field in particular through the development of tailored training curricula based on a competence based occupational profile, the development of quality standards in volunteer management, and the development of validation instruments for competences acquired in non-formal or informal learning; # to increase the use of European reference tools for recognition, validation and transparency of competences and qualifications in the field of volunteer management by stimulating the volunteer managers in 5 countries to use the available and appropriate Europass tools; # to improve the capacities of the 5 resource organizations involved in the project in the area of quality of services and targeted activities for specific groups (namely volunteer managers), project management and internationalization, enhancing the dynamic, committed and professional environment within the organizations.
The project includes activities aimed at strengthening the cooperation between resource organizations from 5 European countries (Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, and Latvia) with a view to # exchange good practices in volunteer management, # develop, test and implement innovative practices in relation to volunteer management in general and volunteer management in the youth field in particular, and # facilitate recognition and validation of knowledge, skills and competences acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning. The project will result in professionalization and professional development of volunteer managers in general and youth volunteer managers in particular because of its activities of developing training curricula, delivering training, developing validation instruments and applying them to volunteer managers, exchanging experiences and practices between resource organizations in the countries involved.
The project will produce four main outputs:
O1: Volunteer Manager Occupational Profile
O2: Quality Standards for Volunteer Management
O3: Training Curricula for Volunteer Managers
O4: Instrument for Validation of Competences as Volunteer Manager (according to the occupational profile)
All the outputs will be made available in English and the 5 languages of the participating partners on the internet and 2 of them also in printed version and will be disseminated through national and international events.
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