The LEVER standard is introduced as the red thread in the process. It helps people making explicit competences potentially developed in past experiences in volunteering activities.

A first self evaluation is usually done with the help of a STARRTT form and other tools in order to exactly identifying competences, proficiency levels, evidences and related proofs.

This is a very important step to raise and consolidate awareness on own competences’ values, irrespective of whether an official validation phase will be actually undertaken or not.