A Certificate of Competences Acquired Through Volunteering is a document that helps to define the level of acquired knowledge and skills during voluntary service. Its intention is to provide support to volunteers in recognition of their competences acquired through voluntary experience (including knowledge and skills and the associated autonomy and responsibility), for a full presentation to any third party. The certificate is based on the European framework of key competences for lifelong learning and therefore it breaks them down as follows:
You can use the Certificate as a useful tool in different situations and is suitable for many different purposes:
Volunteering brings good to each individual, the community in which he/she lives, and thus society as a whole. Although in our society, volunteering is often associated only with aiding and humanitarian action, by bringing mutual benefits it has a much wider meaning. The famous proverb says that a hungry man should not only be given fish, but also taught to fish. Everyone involved in volunteering learns to fish – it teaches us how to become drivers and agents of positive change and builders of strong, responsible and humane community.