logo viperVIPER - Volunteers in Playwork

 The aim of Viper is to transfer a volunteer training course to improve the quality and reach of vocational education and training for adults thinking about working with children. Through collaboration the Consortium will incorporate EU best practice to support children’s play across Europe and transfer this training programme and volunteering model to become an EU recognised training course.


The envisaged impact is the unique provision of an accredited EU training resource which will result in a more competent, knowledgeable, better trained, and coordinated volunteer play workforce across Europe, and increased levels of active citizenship and volunteering.


The Consortium consists of HEIs involved in vocational education and training design and delivery, organisations with sector experience and SMEs. Partners are involved through a common desire to have a resource they can use, which complements their existing VET related services.




  • To adapt, develop and blend a play training course for volunteers which aims to support learners in gaining skills to improve their chances of employment through the acquisition of social and civic competences.
  • To support training providers and organizations with the resources and training to deliver ‘Volunteers in Play – a route to employment’ (level 2) course
  • To support learners to access volunteering opportunities within the childcare and out of school childcare sector, further to undertaking the ‘Volunteer in Play’ course.



Project duration

October 2013 until September 2015


Website: www.viperproject.eu 


Project Partners


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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.



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