How do i become a successful volunteer? 

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    Be aware of your attitude, competencies and behaviour to increase your positive impact and avoid any negative impact.  

You can become A sucessful volunteer by being well prepared for your volunteer work. Route2Volunteer helps you get there?

The Route2Volunteer Academy is an online learning programme which offers you optimal preparation and helps you multiple the value of your journey for both locals and yourself.

To give volunteer optimal preparation, Muses Research has investigated how the impact of volunteers worldwide can be further increased. From this investigation ten (10) competenies turned out to be the most important to be a successful volunteer.


 
 
 

10 competenties for a successful volunteer 

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    Be open and curious! Find out why these competencies are so important.

Look into these competencies to see what they exactly imply. You will find videos of experts like (local) project coordinator, ex-volunteers and graduate students who will explain why those competencies are so important for voluntary work.

 
 
 
 

Openness

Collaboration 

Flexibility 

Curiosity 

Knowledge about cultural differences 

Self knowledge 

Reliability 

Take initiative 

Intercultural communication 

Self-confidence 


 

Check out your competencies and compare them to others! 

Fill out the test and find out how others judge themselves before their volunteer journey, after the muses training and after their volunteer journey.

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    Openness
    Flexibility
    Curiosity
    Knowledge and cultural differences
    Reliability
    Self-knowledge
    Taking initiative
    Cultural communication
    Self-confidence