About the Academy:
who is it for?
The Route2Volunteer Academy is for all future volunteers and interns who want to get well prepared for their volunteer work or internship abroad. Are you going to teach in a school, help in a community project or child care centre or contribute at a wildlife protection project? Whatever you are going to do, this e-learning adds preparation to your volunteer journey!
Why this e-learning?
This e-learning programme helps you to take that extra step to make your volunteer work or internship more successful. E-learning provides an easy way to learn everything you need to know before going abroad for volunteer work.
What will I learn?
In this programme you will learn for instance about your motivations, how to deal with cultural differences, social media and how to add value to your experience when you are back from your volunteer work. Each course takes about 30 minutes and contains video and audio material, text lessons and quizzes.
Frequently asked questions
What is a volunteer resumé?
The Volunteer resumé is a document that you will get after finishing the e-learning programme. It gives information about you as a volunteer and consists of answers you've given during the course. You can share the Volunteer resumé with your project coordinator, so that they know how you can be of greater value during your stay.
How long does the whole e-learning take?
Each course consists of chapters and lessons. There are 4 courses, which each take about 30 minutes. That means the whole e-learning will take you about 2 hours. And I promise you it's worth it!
Can i take breaks in between the lessons?
Sure you can! You can take breaks any time you want to. You just log in and you can continue where you've stopped. Your answers are automatically saved in your account.
Can i get personal advice?
If you have any questions during the course you can easily find the question mark below each lesson. Fill in the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
How long will I get access?
When you've registered you can login to your personal account. This account will stay available for a year. You can only fill in the questions once. The answers will be saved in your Volunteer Resumé.
What does it cost?
The first chapter of this e-learning is free of charge! You can purchase a membership to get access to the full e-learning programme for only €15,-
After 6 years of offering this training in The Netherlands, we decided to scale up our training in order to reach volunteers and interns worldwide. This is how this e-learning programme came about. I believe this programme can contribute to increased impact of volunteers worldwide
Founder Muses foundation
Volunteer work starts with a good preparation! You should learn about different topics to make a sustainable contribution at your local project and to get the best out of your experience abroad
Trainer at Muses foundation
It is very important to me that volunteers get the chance to contribute as much as possible at their projects. If they know what they can do and what they cannot do it will lead to a much greater impact, compared to volunteers who are not prepared
Trainer at Muses foundation