Target groups

VALLEY will target youngsters already involved in volunteering activities, who want to recognise, validate and certificate the competences and skills gained during volunteering. In addition, there will be a special focus on young migrants and NEET young people (not in education, employment or training) who have never experienced volunteering.

During the project lifetime, 30 young people from the six partner countries will take part in volunteering activities applying the LEVEL5 validation methodology and validation system for competences. LEVEL5 is a flexible validation system developed specifically for validating learning outcomes in an informal learning setting and has been tested previously with senior volunteers in the RIVER project.

The project will also target staff in volunteering and youth organisations. At least 15 staff/trainers working for volunteering organisations across the six partner countries will receive training on the methodology and the topic of validation of learning outcomes in volunteering services.

Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering