The competences someone acquired in performing volunteering tasks or activities can be documented in a portfolio. More formats exist. LEVER provides a general format which reports data for a full overview, based on:

  • school and vocational education and training
  • Work experience
  • Other experiences

Anyway, it is not necessary to follow the format totally, as long as the core remains: information on the LEVER key competences and experiences in own's personal life, namely in volunteering.

 1. PERSONAL DATA

  • Full name:
  • Birth date:
  • Birth place:
  • Nationality:
  • Address:
  • Country:
  • Phone number:
  • e-mail:

 2. OVERVIEW OF LEVER COMPETENCES

In the 2nd column you can provide a link with a specific experience in your portfolio with which you can prove you acquired this specific competence. Such an experience can come from formal, non-formal and informal learning experiences in whichever context!

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3. PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW

3.A School and vocational education and training

Write down all your education and training, even studies you did not finish or do not regard as important. You can also mention here training courses, refresher training and other courses.

Period (year, month, week)

Training/schooling:
type, level, institution

Description of the learning activities, job, role

Description of evidence and number of evidence in portfolio Summary of the most important skills/competences
I know..., I can...,
I am capable of..., I have...
         
         
         

 3.B Work experience

 Write down your experiences with permanent & part-time appointments, voluntary work, temporary work, work placements, holiday jobs and jobs on the side, freelance work, etcetera. Write down in chronological order.

Period (year, month, week)

Description of the company, institute, unit Description of the learning activities, job, role (concrete!) Description of evidence and number of evidence in portfolio Summary of the most important skills/competences 
I know..., I can..., 
I am capable of..., I have...
         
         
         

 

3.C Other experiences

Write down your activities in spare time, hobbies, voluntary work, club life, in private life, in tasks/activities in the family (unpaid activities). Write down things done in tasks/activities and the private area in chronological order. Briefly describe the successive individual activities.

Period

(year, month, week)

Description of the company, institute, unit Description of the learning activities, job, role (concrete!) Description of evidence and number of evidence in portfolio Summary of the most important skills/competences 
I know..., I can..., 
I am capable of..., I have...
         
         
         

4. TRANSITIONS

 Describe below which important transitions in your life you in the areas of education & training, (voluntary) work or other experiences. For instance the transition from school to university, from school to work, from voluntary work to paid work, etc.

5. REFLECTION

Describe how you reflect on the various parts of this portfolio. For inspiration you can use the question below.

  • What are your main skills? Do you have a specific theme or a significant category of skills/qualities?
  • What are your future career plans? How are you going to use your qualities/skills to fulfil your plans?
  • In what other way are you going to use your qualities?
  • What qualities would you like to develop more? Why these? What are you going to do to develop those qualities?
  • What are you going to use your portfolio for?
  • What image will people have of you, if the read your portfolio?
  • Is your portfolio complete? Why (not)?
  • What insights did you get from the training as a whole? In what way could you incorporate these insights in your life or work?

6. OVERVIEW OF EVIDENCES / DOCUMENTS

Your list of evidence/documents. Update regularly!

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