Digital Storytelling and narrations of volunteer service experience

From Community Narrations

Aims of the practice and description of participants

- Autobiografical Narration.
- Digital storytelling editing and final product.
- Reflections and learning skills.
- Abilities related to the volounteer service experiences.
- Personal growth and development.
- Plans for professional future.

Resources, Materials needed

- PC/tablet or phones.
- Internet connection.
- Zoom app.
- Video editing programme.
- A quiet and silent room where participant can work and participate to the meeting.


540 (9 hours) minutes distributed in 210 (3,5 hours) for each one of the two meetings and 120 minutes (2 hours) for the final event.

Step-by-step - what has to be done?

Being sure participants have necessary tools (devices, connection, neessary app, a quiet room); prepare the script, research of images (personal or abstract or from the web), research of music (free of copyright), recording the script, and editing of the digital storytelling. Uploading of the stories on the StoryAp Archive, arranging one online final event to share and for a common reflection about the workshop.
Technical details: it's very important to entitle each story and name the MP4 with the name of the author.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are addressed?

Development of Helping and Supporting other people skills and abilities with different target (Migrants, Children, Disable persons, Hospitals, Environement etc.); Video Editing, Writing and Reading Skills, learngings from diversity, work group.

How do you check the outcomes are reached?

The digital storytelling narrations explain all the passages and the processes of each young volonteer and the feedback received from them.