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              Call for participation

Are you an Organisation engaging volunteers?

Have you ever considered that the competences and skills acquired by young volunteers engaged in your organisation could be recognised and validated? And that this certification could enrich their CV, support them in job seeking, improve their motivation and enhance the quality of their experience in your organisation?

Did you ever think that this can enhance the quality of impact of your organisation?

The DYVO project is working on this goal and is looking for you!

Download the Call for Participants as PDF.

What is it about?

The DYVO project, Digital technologies for validating young volunteers’ competences, is a European Project funded under the Erasmus+ Program, aimed at recognising and validating relevant competences and skills acquired through non-formal and informal learning in the field of youth volunteering.

The promoters of this 2-years European initiative are the following organisations: in Italy CSV MARCHE and WAREHOUSE HUB, in Belgium CENTRE EUROPEEN DU VOLONTARIAT, in Austria E.N.T.E.R, and in Lithuania JAUNUOLIU DIENOS CENTRAS.

The project aims to:

  • develop an easy-to-use Web App, blockchain based, accessible in five languages, to support the validation of relevant competences in youth volunteering
  • engage Volunteer Organisations in Europe through the participation of 20 young volunteers, 20 youth leaders and 8 assessors coming from Italy, Austria, Belgium and Lithuania in a free training program on relevant transversal skills
  • empower young volunteers, youth leaders and organisations in recognising and assess the transversal competences identified within the DYVO Model
  • empower young volunteers, youth leaders and organisations in the development and exploitation of methods, tools and procedures for validating competencies acquired whilst volunteering

Who can apply?

In each country (Italy, Austria, Belgium, Lithuania), the DYVO Project is looking for 5 young volunteers, 5 youth leaders and 2 assessors with the following requirements:

Young Volunteers
  • aged between 18-30
  • having a volunteering experience of at least 4 months
  • currently not full-time employed
  • interested in learning and exchanging with peers in national and international environments
  • committed to attend the full duration of the course, consisting of 4 national and 2 transnational workshops, and remain engaged throughout the project
  • willing to make a learning and sharing experience abroad
  • proficiency of the English language
  • willing to create a profile and take active part in the development and testing of our collaborative, innovative Web App and community
Youth Leaders/Tutors
  • aged under 45
  • interested in engaging and learning with peers in national and international environments
  • determined to attend the full duration of the course, consisting of 4 national and 1 transnational workshops, and remain engaged throughout the project
  • willing to make a learning and sharing experience abroad
  • proficiency of the English language
  • willing to take active part in the development and testing of the DYVO Web App for the validation of the competences of volunteers
Assessors
  • a representative of your organisation who will be in charge of assessing and certifying the competences developed by the volunteers working in your organisation can also be selected to take part in the project

Why should you apply?

Why should your organisation apply? 

The DYVO project will offer your organisation unique opportunities to:

  • enhance your organisation’s impact quality
  • enhance the motivation of volunteers, youth leaders and tutors as well as the quality of their commitment
  • become an assessor and certify, through a free Web APP designed with blockchain technology and aligned with the European validation system, skills and competences acquired by young volunteers engaging in your projects and initiatives
  • allow your volunteers, tutors and youth leaders to receive a dedicated training and mentorship for their personal and professional development by a qualified team of trainers
  • networking with an international community of volunteer organisations

 

Why should your volunteers apply?

The DYVO project offers volunteers unique opportunities to:

  • obtain a certificate, through a free Web App designed with blockchain technology and aligned with the European validation system, skills and competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning in the field of youth volunteering
  • become aware and participate in hands-on training and workshops on important transversal competences such as communication, creativity, empathy, and problem solving, relevant to enrich their CV and support them in better volunteering, in job-seeking and in future education and training opportunities
  • be selected for a learning experience abroad and network with an international community of peers
  • receive mentorship and orientation for their personal development and professional future by a qualified team of mentors and trainers

How to apply

!!! Invite your volunteers and youth leaders to register here below !!!

Deadline: September 15th 2021

Are you a Volunteer from Austria, Belgium, Italy, or Lithuania?

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✔ Upload your motivation letter (please specify your strengths and how you think you will benefit from your participation in the DYVO Project)

Are you a Youth Leader from Austria, Belgium, Italy, or Lithuania?

✔ Upload your CV

✔ Upload your motivation letter (please specify how you think you will benefit from your participation in the DYVO Project)