• Including early childhood, primary, secondary, higher, Vocational Education & Training, and professional educationEducation
  • Inclusion, migration, integration of marginalized groups, peace, and development educationSocial Justice

Volunteerism as a Vehicle to skills development and employability

“TrainVol project: Capacity Building of Civil Society to Strengthen Volunteerism Management and Promote Volunteerism Among Youth” aims to facilitate young people, and particularly youth with fewer opportunities, into social and labour market inclusion, utilizing volunteerism as a vehicle to skills development and employability promotion.

The adoption of volunteerism as a mean to achieve the project’s aims is based on the fact that volunteering is an important form of investment in human capital, while it plays a key role, among other things, in the development of transversal skills, the acquisition of new vocational skills and in the promotion of civic and social engagement and participation, as well as employability.

Based on the alarmingly high rates in youth unemployment, the project is largely focused on providing additional opportunities for young people with fewer opportunities to: 1) feel part of their communities by engaging in civic life and driving positive impact in the society, and 2) Develop their skills, knowledge and competences through training in volunteering and participation in voluntary activities, contributing that way to their personal and professional development and employability.

The project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and for will run for 18 months (February 2017 – August 2018).

TrainVol partners are: NGO ROMA YOUTH INITIATIVE BE MY FRIEND (Bosnia & Herzegovina), CARDET (Cyprus), KMOP (Greece), ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTEERING VOLONTERSKI CENTAR SKOPJE (FYROM).

For more information, updates and useful link please visit the project’s website: trainvol.eu, like our Facebook page or contact michalis.ioannou@cardet.org.

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project Number: 2016 – 1400 / 043 - 001