Involving citizens as volunteer mentors keeps costs down. This means that the available funding can be focused on the organising the initiative, including the recruitment of volunteers, disseminating of the programme to VET providers, companies, and learners, and matching mentors and learners. It is also important to foresee some ‘pocket money’ to cover volunteers’ expenses (transport, costs of activities to develop with learners).
The organisation of the initiative can be relatively quick if its scope is limited, for instance, a local initiative involving the students of one university as volunteers and learners from a small number of VET providers. Initiatives of a wider scope would require a higher budget and more time to be implemented (e.g. a national initiative involving senior citizens in the whole country).