Training Course: ABC on Volunteering Mentorship in the European Solidarity Corps
Dates: 23-28 September 2020
Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain
Eligible are max. 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 20th July 2020
“ABC on Volunteering mentorship, T.C.” is an opportunity for organizations running projects in the European Solidarity Corps, interested to train their mentors (or potential)
Nowadays we find that parts of the volunteer’s mentors have a big mobility and not a continuation in their role as mentors. Sometimes they are just volunteers with almost no link with the organization, lack of resources and tools to develop their roles and basic info about the European Solidarity Corps programme.
This training offer to mentors or potential mentors the opportunity to get trained in their task as mentors, to go deeper in the essence of the volunteering activities under the European Solidarity Corps, to find tools and resources for their daily task as mentors, know and share with other colleagues the realities or their projects and the different singularities in each project, offering the basic learning for mentoring volunteering activities (preparation, implementation & follow up phases), aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to better support European volunteers and volunteer learning process in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps programme.
During the TC participants will learn more about the ESC programme, roles of the different key stakeholders on volunteering activities, in special, the role of the mentor, the knowledge and skills needed, how to support the learning process, tips to solve difficulties, conflicts or problems, how to convert challenges in new opportunities…
The TC is offer mainly to potential future mentors or mentors interested to improve their competences in the mentorship of ESC volunteers.
- Offer to participants a practical and theoretical experience on volunteer’s mentorship.
- To understand the volunteering chart and the roles of the different stakeholders in the volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps.
- To develop knowledge and skills to support volunteers, namely the learning processes
- To discover different types of mentoring
- Get answers to technical / practical issues
- Meet good practices and exchange experiences
- Exchange contacts and create possible new partnerships
- Create a support group (network)
The programme will be structured in plenary and working groups with a balanced combination of introductory plenary discussions, round tables, exchange of experiences, theme workshops.
The use of non-formal education methodologies will ensure the active participation of all individuals involved. Working groups and active methods will be also used in order to create an environment that encourages a dynamic involvement of all participants. The diversity of approaches will be used in order to addresses the group various ways to better engage and contribute to the discussed topics.
More than 18 years old; no age limit
Able to communicate in English
Representing or being involved in any accredited organizations running volunteering projects in the European Solidarity Corps.
Starting or will start soon to work as volunteer’s mentors
A person motivated to improve its knowledge and skills as volunteer’s mentors to better support European volunteers and volunteering learning processes.
Open to learn and share experiences
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
Accommodation and food
Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.
Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses
The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.
Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency
For additional information please: Download the Application form
Available downloads: Draft Programme ABC on Volunteering Mentorship.pdf
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