Who did it
Assessing a Voluntary experience-Vaeb
The tool assesses knowledge, experiences and skills acquired through voluntary activities. The AVE tool helped identify, assess and enhance learning non-formal and informal and skills acquired through associative commitment. It has led to the recognition of informal qualification and to outline their "hidden" skills for some categories of volunteers. It offers a portfolio with several headings: voluntary biography; list of trainings and seminars attended; collecting voluntary activities; identifying skills (e.g. Mind Map) developed through volunteer experience; action plan to enhance this involvement in the labor market.
A portfolio to enhance the volunteers’ skills was established within a European project called Assessing a Voluntary experience-Vaeb (http://www.iriv-vaeb.net/?lang=en) (2003-2006). The AVE project was initiated and co-ordinated by a French institute (IRIV- Institut de Recherche et d’Information sur le Volontariat) with six other partner countries (Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and the UK).