On December 1st, the FCV participated in the ‘Contributing value to volunteering. Skills recognition’ forum, dedicated to knowing tools for the identification, development, recognition and validation of the skills earned by volunteering.
The conference was organized by the “Plena Inclusión Madrid” organization, a federation of entities that support people with intellectual disabilities, which groups more than 100 entities (formed by more than 4500 professionals and more than 2500 volunteers). It had the participation and support of “Plataforma del Voluntariado de España” (PVE), a network that groups more than 80 entities, and represents the sector volunteering at the state level; the ”Reconoce” entity, based in Galicia, which counts more than 140 organization as members; and the Fundació Catalunya Voluntària.
The PVE presented its program of recognition of skills for Vol+ volunteers; Reconoce presented the tool they use, by the same name, to certify competencies; and the FCV presented its educational strategy, focused on giving volunteers opportunities and incentives to improve skills and attitudes that the volunteers themselves choose, and the relevance of which grows every day in the work market.
The FCV understands volunteering as the best way to learn and develop interests, skills and attitudes and, since its foundation, has used tools to help people who volunteer identifying their skills, relating them to their education and personal interests, and certify them. At FCV we percieve this to be a part of our job as supervisors or volunteering activities mentors, and more so in a context where there is a lack of non-regulated and experiential training opportunities.
In the FCV, we think the attitude that is most consistent with our mission is to create non-regulated training incentives in return for the time, energy and dedication of people who volunteer with us; which is why we offer continued support so that they can be the main character in their learning. In the FCV, we adapt skill frameworks based on each volunteer, their needs and their interests, in order to adapt the training to their educational, personal, and professional situation.
Creating incentives for continued education allows any volunteering organization to not only approach their social goals more efficiently, but also build human capital, thus reinforcing the organizations impact.
If you are interested in discovering the enormous potential of non-regulated methodology for creating volunteering programs with a relevant educational impact, if you want to learn about new job prospects that benefit not only the volunteers, but everyone involved in the same entities -including the team that works there :managers, educators, technicians…-;
We encourage you to participate in the “Tools for Active Volunteering” workshops, on February 2nd, 4th, 9th and 11th. You can register for the workshops (in Catalan) through this link.
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