8 NGOs from Germany, UK, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Malta and Bulgaria, all working with volunteers, formed the Grundtvig Learning Partnership “References for Volunteers”. The partners have developed a European format as a basis for a professional reference letter for volunteers in NGOs. They consulted with colleagues in business and industry in all eight countries to ensure that the guidance offered is relevant.
The product of this partnership has been the production of a European Guideline for NGOs working with volunteers on how to identify and document the skills, know-how and expertise of their volunteers in a manner which is understood, recognised and valued by local, national and European employers. Further information can be found here.