V-Skills for Employment is an online tool we have developed volunteers can use to:

  • realise,
  • name,
  • record
  • and demonstrate the competencies or skills they have acquired or developed during their volunteering.

They support their assessment with photographs, videos, documents or other outputs and outcomes of their volunteering.

The questionnaire will be verified by the volunteer coordinator(s) in the organisation where the activity was carried out.

The acquired competencies will be confirmed by a committee at the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and together with the Platform of Volunteer Centres and Organisations the volunteer will be issued with a certificate stating these competencies.

The certificate will be attached to the CV of the volunteer and/or the competencies will be directly mentioned in the CV among the work or volunteer experience.

The verified competencies will assist employers in selecting new employees for their company.

The online system V-Skills for Employment is one of the main outputs of the VOLWEM - Volunteering as Way to Employment project. The project was implemented between October 2012 and September 2014 thanks to the support of the European Commission.