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EPALE focus: Volunteering in adult learning

EPALE’s thematic focus for December is on the role of volunteering in adult learning.

Volunteering in adult learning.

 

EPALE’s thematic focus for December is on the role of volunteering in adult learning.

Volunteers can contribute to the adult learning sector by working alongside local staff to provide basic education and language learning, or in other ways such as assisting in small community ventures and skills training. But it’s not just about basic skills and literacy – volunteers with expertise in business or marketing, for example, can help people with the skills needed to set up and run a small business. They can help develop cross-cultural relationships and enable adults to make a living or understand their human rights.

Here at EPALE we appreciate the important role of volunteering in adult learning. Check out the links below for some interesting resources on the topic, uploaded by the community and the national teams, and visit EPALE regularly in December for new content!

 

Blog posts

The role of volunteer befrienders in supporting integration (EN)

Welcome to dance class where the average age is 77 (EN, BG, FR, FI)

Building diverse communities through volunteering (SK, ET, EN)

Validation of competences in the field of volunteering based on the European Qualification Framework (EN, DE, ES, PT, BG, IT, FI)

Workshop case study: 'Volunteers for Intercultural Learning' (EN)

Volunteers in language and literacy education for adult migrants (EN, NL)

A volunteer’s most important skill is to listen – Job Shadowing Experience in London (EN, FI)

Volunteers: how do they get their skills recognised? (EN, ET)

Volunteering for the Future: Upskilling International Volunteers as Active Citizens on International Development Issues (EN)

Case study: Project ‘I Volunteer!’ (EN)

Volunteering as an adult tutor (EN, ET)

The adult learning volunteer (EN, NL)

 

Resources

LEVER UP / Valuing informal learning and transversal competences experienced in the voluntary service to increase employability, social responsibility and mobility

Evidencing the impact: a resource to support the volunteering sector to evidence the impact of adult learning

The role and value of volunteers in the criminal justice system - a European study

Volunteers make a difference: tools and best practices in recruiting, managing and retaining volunteers

Community Learning and Volunteering

Inclusive volunteering

Volunteer impact, motivations and recognition

Reports from Grundtvig workshop – "Volunteers for Intercultural Learning"

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