RIVER – Recognition of Intergenerational Volunteering Experiences and Results

Making learning outcomes in senior volunteering visible and thus adding to senior volunteers’ motivation

The main activities of the RIVER project between January 2012 and December 2013 are:

  • Desk-based research, in which the results of previous projects developing the Level 5 methodology as well as key results of previous national and EU projects and networks on senior volunteering and assessment of volunteers’ competences will be investigated;
  • Organising an internal training workshop on LEVEL5 for the partner institutions of the RIVER project;
  • Developing the RIVER methodology for senior volunteering on the basis of the proven LEVEL5 system. It will be created as a comprehensive tool for the planning and the assessment of competence development in senior volunteering;
  • Enabling volunteering facilitators to apply the RIVER methodology by offering a two-day training workshop;
  • Piloting the RIVER methodology locally in intergenerational volunteering projects;
  • Producing a promotional brochure on informal learning in intergenerational volunteering activities;
  • Eight partner institutions from seven European countries.
  • Project coordination: die Berater, Vienna, Austria
  • Funded by the European Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig
  • Duration: 01/12 – 12/13

Further information: www.river-project.eu