Skills and Competences for a Global World: Findings from the Impact Study

Type: Project report
Theme: Impact Measurement
Format: PDF
Publisher: ICYE
Year: 2019
Short summary:
The ICYE Impact Study, funded by Erasmus+ Key Action 2 and conducted between 2017 and 2019, evaluates the significant effects of the European Voluntary Service (EVS) on volunteers, host organizations, and host coordinating organizations. The study highlights the profound personal, social, and intercultural growth experienced by volunteers, including language skills, patience, and communication enhancements. It details how volunteers bolster host organizations by increasing capacity and introducing new activities, benefiting staff and service users alike. Furthermore, the study underscores the critical role of effective volunteer management and support in maximizing these impacts, providing key recommendations for future improvement in volunteer programs.