The goal of our project is to increase the value of voluntary work as a flexible, informal and individual learning method and develop opportunities to evaluate and validate it.
Cultural, sporting or other community events can be regarded as learning environments and participation can be made possible for specific groups from society such as displaced persons or elderly persons. Learning by doing and peer-to-peer learning are two examples through barriers can be broken down and contacts can be strengthened, for example, through the communication of know-how, language skills or other tools.
The Volugram project creates sustainable platforms in the project areas as well as practical solutions that can be realized on the European level: within the scope of the project, high-quality training materials and guidelines for volunteer coordinators will be created that can also be used in other fields and communities.
The goal is to develop a strong community that will be accompanied by qualified and competent people and which has the necessary instruments to recognize and validate voluntary work. Voluntary work has a growing value in our society, which is why contemporary methods for supporting individuals are of critical significance for all of Europe’s Capitals of Culture now as well as in the future. Because appreciation and reflection play a large role in this, we will also use, amongst other tools, an eAssessment app that have developed for the validation of the materials and methods.