The IM-PROVE handbook is primarily focused to equip its users with simple theories and tools, how to:
This website is full of simple explanations and easy activities you can use in voluntary projects (workcamps), youth exchanges, trainings, educational workshops, etc.
Our primary target group are the workcamp leaders - leaders of short voluntary projects, who take care of a group of international volunteers from all over the world for 1-3 weeks. Their role is to connect the group with the local community, as well as organize activities during workcamp and reflect learning with volunteers. As workcamp leaders are usually also volunteers and often, it’s their first experience with leading such an activity, we would like to support them by this handbook, so they are able to easily understand the basics of learning in volunteering and have variety of methods to use with the participants. We believe this is the right way to strengthen the learning dimension in volunteering activities, which is becoming more and more important recently: Volunteering is for example an important added value in the CVs of young people entering the labour market.
Of course, this handbook is also useful for leaders of other types of projects, working with groups of participants - facilitators, trainers or youth workers - who work with learning reflection in their activities.