The Volunteer Experience Recognition Program or VERP is a standardized Canada-wide certification that can help students, new Yukoners, or mature workers, find a job or enter college. The VERP certificate identifies which tasks and activities a volunteer has carried out and what skills and experiences he or she has acquired through volunteering.
Earning a VERP can:
- Give students a leg up on college admission or scholarship applications.
- Demonstrate commitment to a career path.
- Help new or inexperienced workers attain job prospects.
- Highlight social engagement.
- Identify specific training completed.
- Improve a volunteer’s chances of getting a job that suits his or her interests and abilities.
- Confirms a student has completed a required number of volunteer hours towards completing his/her high school graduation credits.
If you are interested in participating in VERP, and in being able to provide volunteers with a VERP certificate, please contact Bruno at (867) 456-4304 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
A VERP certificate highlights the:
- Skills developed by the volunteer.
- Experiences gained by the volunteer.
- Tasks and activities the volunteer was responsible for.
- The description of "skills" and "experiences" (in the certificate) is based on guidelines and terminology used by, meaning it speaks the same language employers use.
VERP benefits volunteers by:
- Giving students a leg up on college admission or scholarship applications.
- Helping new or inexperienced workers with their job prospects.
- Providing an incentive to continue volunteering and developing their expertise.
For more information, please contact Bruno at (867) 456-4304 or at email@example.com.
As volunteer you can ask your volunteer supervisor for a VERP certificate to complete your resumé.
VERP is a bilingual online program developed by the Centre d’action bénévole de Québec (CABQ) and it is a partnership with Volunteer Canada.