ProVol - Professional Volunteering

Skills development

ProVol developed an accessible, flexible and sustainable European model for training volunteer coordinators and volunteers, with a view to improving the effectiveness of volunteering activities and the quality of services delivered. Its result is also a training curriculum and handbook for both groups.

Gemeinsam leben & lernen in Europa

Our non-profit organisation motivates and supports people to volunteer FOR our society.

The goal of ProVol is to give everyone the opportunity to actively participate in social life through integration and inclusion. They develop and implement a variety of projects to promote tolerance, diversity and equal opportunities.


Leopoldstraße 9
94032 Passau

The aim is to jointly develop a European model of an easily accessible, flexible and sustainable training programme for (a) volunteer coordinators and (b) volunteers.

The impact is high and shows in the fact that the target group has been expanded constantly.

Roles of the volunteers


Have been involved in the implementation

Eu program

I found the seminars really useful for my work. I get to organize a lot of volunteers in my day to day life, and achieving some practical background, on how to structure and coordinate the activities for them it was a very interesting and important point that I think this project offered me. The international approach was also an asset, since we had the opportunity to exchange good practices and methods withy a lot of people from very different backgrounds.”

professionalisation, volunteering, projects, international

Quality Standards of project with volunteers

I declare that my project meets all the quality requirements here listed

  • There are clear, planned outcomes for the local community based on identified needs.
  • Volunteers bring added value to the project and don’t replace paid staff.
  • Volunteers are recruited, trained and managed according to the quality volunteer management cycle.
  • The conditions of the opportunity are inline with the relevant legal framework in the country/ region concerned. Eg regarding insurance, expenses payments, agreements/contracts etc.
  • The volunteers are celebrated and thanked for their time and commitment.


  • The organization providing the volunteer opportunity demonstrates an inclusive approach. Volunteers from all backgrounds and situations are welcome.


  • There is the opportunity for the learning acquired through volunteering to be validated, if the volunteer desires it.