Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Bridging volunteering and the labour market: a proposal of a soft skills matrix

an article by Raquel Rego (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Joana Zózimo (Egas Moniz Cooperative of Higher Education, Portugal), Maria Correia João (Coimbra Center Group of Schools, Portugal) and Ana Ross (Institute for University Solidarity and Cooperation, Portugal) published in Voluntary Sector Review Volume 7 Number 1 (March 2016)


In this paper, we argue that volunteering is an enabling environment for informal learning, and accordingly enhances employability. But, for volunteering to have an effective impact, there needs to be a bridge between volunteering and the labour market. In this sense, based on an empirical study, we present a soft skills matrix that enables the recognition of skills generated by volunteering.

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