The project MAVEP – Managing Volunteers/Empowering people enables us to employ European funding to further advance the support of our volunteers. All the partners involved in this project are working with volunteers. And we all know how important they are for our organisations. Our volunteers are the heart, the strength and the energy of the organisations involved in this project.
This is exactly why we think that it is important to invest in their support. Within this project, the development of the role of volunteers is our most important focus: teaching, coaching, making them welcome, getting everyone involved, building up a network.
All the partners, Fo-Aarhus in Denmark, DAFNI-KEK in Greece and DINAMO employ volunteers as teachers, coaches, mentors or in a range of support roles. The teacher training institute of the UCLeuven-Limburg, is using the knowledge available to create – together with the partners – usable tools for the volunteers.
The focus on these training lies in the didactiscs of a powerful learning environment. The UCLL took care of the content of this 3days of training, 3 very interesting days. The training was followed by intern staff members and volunteers, and that’s a very strong idea since we wish that the knowledge and new skills will change the whole organization, it’s important that we can do this together with our volunteers.