About the project

Digitalisation has recently developed rapidly, partly due to the pandemic. In order to support NGOs and the volunteer coordinators in staying up to date, the project “ProVol Digital” was launched. More and more activities will take place online in the future. Offline activities must be adapted to be organised online and that means people in NGOs must be prepared and trained to keep up with the latest technology and progress in digitalisation.

Therefore, ProVol Digital aims to explain digitalisation for associations and organisations in an easy and understandable way. Through several handbooks and workshops, the project aims to make more digital volunteering possible and, at the same time, to help existing volunteering opportunities to be managed better  through digital tools. This project is created to inspire and empower other organisations to enter the digital sphere as well. And subsequently, more services, help and support from NGOs will be available online.



Digitalisation in volunteer work

IO 1 includes a general training for organisations and associations covering the basics of digital work. The partners present a toolbox containing 80 useful digital tools. Related reports, policy papers and guidelines show why change is necessary and what the opportunities of digitalisation are.

Research Report "Digitalization in volunteering: trends – practical examples – effects"

In English    In German   In Czech    In Romanian

Policy Paper and recommendations: "Values, attitudes and working principles in the digital world: How can "analog" values, attitudes, and working principles be found in digital volunteer management?

In English   In German   In Czech    In Romanian

Toolbox "Good digital tools" 

In English     In German     In Czech    In Romanian 

Report "Pedagogical methods of digital work"

In English   In German   In Czech    In Romanian

Guideline "Possibilities and limitations of adapting offline activities to digital sphere: Practical tips for the transformation process" plus translation

In English   In German   In Czech    In Romanian


Digital volunteer management

Through the project “ProVol Digital- Professional volunteer management and training through digitalisation” we are offering this recommendation guide for NGOs and volunteer coordinators to stay up to date. The aim of this guide is to equip NGOs and volunteer coordinators with digital expertise and to adapt their skills in dealing with technology to the current standards. Through this tool we want to inspire and empower other organisations to enter the digital sphere as well.

Guidline  "Recommendations on digital volunteer management"

In English   In German   In Czech    In Romanian

Digital volunteering

A lot of people would be interested in volunteering, but are not as flexible or mobile to participate in the common volunteer “offline” face-to-face opportunities (e.g. because of working hours, being immobile, living on the country side …). Virtual volunteering opportunities can empower them to volunteer regardless of these limitations.

Handbook for volunteer coordinators

In English   In German   In Czech    In Romanian

Booklet for volunteers

In English   In German   In Czech    In Romanian


Online training for volunteer coordinators

As part of ProVol Digital, we digitised our existing training. ProVol is now available as a 10-module online training! 

  1. Module: Introductionon to Volunteering Module
  2. Module: Aims and Objectives, Roles
  3. Module: Project and Time Management
  4. Module: Communication Module
  5. Module: People Management
  6. Module: Public Relations
  7. Module: Event Management
  8. Module: Networking
  9. Module: Legal Issues
  10. Module: Finances and Fundraising

In the next months, you will find more information about upcoming trainings on this website.

ProVol Franchise System

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About the partnership

ProVol Digital is a European partnership between Germany, Austria, Romania and Czech Republic. This partnership, coordinated by the German NGO Gemeinsam leben & lernen in Europa e.V., aims to develop an accessible, flexible and sustainable European model for training for volunteer coordinators and volunteers to improve the effectiveness of volunteering activities and the quality of the services they deliver. It is funded by the EU-program Erasmus +.

Gemeinsam leben & lernen in Europa e.V. 

Leopoldstraße 9
D- 94032 Passau

Dobrovolnické centrum

Prokopa Diviše 1605/5
400 01 Ústí nad Labem
Czech Republic
+420 606 512 905

Centrul de Volontariat

Strada Virgil Fulicea
Nr 1, cod 400022
+40 264 431 411

EB Projektmanagement GmbH

Tiroler Str. 6/2
9500 Villach, Österreich
+43 676 317 61 01