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E-learning: Facilitator in Volunteering activities – English / Spanish / Italian / Romanian languages

 Dates: 22-30 June 2020

Venue: Online, Romania

Eligible are 300 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 20th June 2020

The online course Facilitator in Volunteering activities is for people working with groups of local, national and international volunteers. You will arrive in a gamified world with e-books, tools, videos, 3D game and much more!

General Description

  • If you want to hone your facilitating skills,
  • If you are at ease with working in an international context,
  • If supporting others’ professional development gives you a sense of achievement,
    Then this may just be the course for you!

Facilitator in volunteering activities is an online course developed for youth workers who would like to embrace the role of a facilitator, especially when working with groups of local, national and international volunteers.

Do you want to know more? Here is some relevant information.

Participants:

The course is open for participants from Programme and Partner countries of E+.

Objectives of the course – key elements:

During this course we will support your acquisition of the following skills:

  • Gain knowledge about volunteering projects;
  • Identify skills and competences needed for a facilitator;
  • Understand essential aspects of facilitation;
  • Acknowledge the learning opportunities offered by volunteering activities;
  • Gain knowledge on time, stress, conflict and crisis management;
  • Identify and apply criteria to recruit volunteers;
  • Understand advantages of procedures in volunteering projects implementation;
  • Get familiar with specific and transversal competences expected from a facilitator;

Topics covered:

We will cover some basic information on the following topics: differences between a facilitator and a mentor or a teacher, highlights in the history of facilitation, a facilitator’s range of competences, time and stress management, conflict and crisis management, recruitment of volunteers, timeline of facilitating, self-assessment.

Learning tools:

You will be able to connect with people from different countries and learn at your own pace.

Do you like reading? We provide you with e-books for every chapter. Do you learn better when someone guides you through the new material? Watch our audio-video presentations! Are you a visual learner? Use our mind maps to remember important information! Do you want to apply new knowledge? Solve the missions, take the quizzes and play the game! Do you want to further explore the topics? Consult the supplementary resources!

Time:

You will need between 32 to 40 hours to complete the course, depending on your study pace. You can choose your own study period within the general course period proposed: June 2020.

Price:

Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Certificate:

When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get a course attendance certificate.

Languages:

The course is available in English, Romanian, Italian and Spanish. You can choose the language group which suits you best.

Levels:

Basic – Intermediate

Follow up – After the course:

you can enrol in the Advanced Module of the course, interact with other participants in an international context and further develop your competences as a Facilitator;
you can join the non-formal network – community of practice for Facilitators in volunteering activities;

The project

This course is provided through the E+ project “Online training courses for E+ Youth Workers”, funded with support from the European Commission. More about the project and the other online modules developed in the project can be found here.

The partners

Predict CSD Consulting – Romania;
Asociacion Mundus – Spain;
V2020 – United Kingdom;
Cesie – Italy;
Millenium Center – Romania.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

“Online Training Courses for E+ Youth Workers”

Phone: 0040722977094

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Contact

E-Mail: contact@thecourses.eu

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E-learning: Mentor in Volunteering activities – English / Spanish / Italian / Romanian languages

 Dates: 22-30 June 2020

Venue: Online, Romania

Eligible are 300 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 3rd June 2020

The online course Mentor in Volunteering activities is about roles, responsibilities and other relevant aspects connected with the mentorship activity. You will arrive in a gamified world with e-books, tools, videos, 3D game and much more!

General Description

  • If you are keen on working with young volunteers,
  • If you embrace cultural diversity and like to support others’ learning path,
  • Or your success is all about seeing growth in others,
    Then this may just be the course for you!

The online course Mentor in Volunteering activities will give you the opportunity to take a closer look at the roles, the responsibilities and the other relevant aspects connected with the mentorship activity developed by a mentor.

Do you want to know more? Here is some relevant information.

Participants:

The course is open for participants from Programme and Partner countries of Erasmus+.

Objectives of the course – key elements

During this course we will support you in the following:

  • familiarize with the concepts of mentorship and counselling;
  • be introduced to the basic differences between leadership and coaching – the psychology of mentorship;
  • understand essential aspects of volunteering activities in the context of Erasmus+/ESC projects
  • gain knowledge about the role and the responsibilities of the mentor in Erasmus+/ESC projects;
  • get familiar with the main competences of a mentor;
  • gain valuable insights on the practical application of mentorship;
  • gain knowledge on the various models of mentorship;
  • get an overview of a mentorship session in practice;
  • understand the relevancy of practical approaches in mentorship.

Topics covered

We will cover some basic information on the following topics: a distinction between mentorship and counselling, the aspects behind the psychology of mentorship processes, role and responsibilities of a mentor, reviewing different aspects concerning the knowledge and skills associated with the role of the mentor, planning and implementation of a mentorship session, practical approaches to common situations in mentorship.

Learning tools:

You will be able to connect with people from different countries and learn at your own pace.

Do you like reading? We provide you with e-books for every chapter. Do you learn better when someone guides you through the new material? Watch our audio-video presentations! Are you a visual learner? Use our mind map to remember important information! Do you want to apply new knowledge? Solve the missions, take the quizzes and play the game! Do you want to further explore the topics? Consult the supplementary resources!

Time:

You will need between 25 to 30 hours to complete the course, depending on your study pace. You can choose your own study period within the general course period proposed: June 2020.

Price:

Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Certificate:

When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get a course attendance certificate.

Languages:

The course is available in English, Romanian, Italian and Spanish. You can choose the language group which suits you best.

Levels:

Basic – Intermediate

Follow up – After the course:

  • you can enrol in the Advanced Module of the course, interact with other participants in an international context and further develop your competences as a mentor;
  • you can join the non-formal network – community of practice for mentors in volunteering activities;

The project – This course is provided through the E+ project “Online training courses for E+ Youth Workers”, funded with support from the European Commission. More about the project and the other online modules developed in the project can be found here.

The partners

Predict CSD Consulting – Romania;
Asociacion Mundus – Spain;
V2020 – United Kingdom;
Cesie – Italy;
Millenium Center – Romania.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

“Online Training Courses for E+ Youth Workers”

Phone: 0040722977094

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Contact

E-Mail: contact@thecourses.eu

Training Course. ABC on Volunteering Mentorship. Spain

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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)

General Description

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.

Objectives:

  • 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)

Methodology

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.

Participants Profile

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

Costs

 

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.

Travel reimbursement

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

Participation fee

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme ABC on Volunteering Mentorship.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Seminar: The Future of Youth Workers – open multiplier event

Dates: 27-29 March 2020

Venue: Timisoara, City of Flowers or Heart of Banat, Romania

Eligible are 50 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, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 11th March 2020

This event is for you if:

  •  You are interested in youth worker development;
  • You want to be part of other follow up initiatives for youth workers;
  • You have explored or want to explore some of our online courses prepared on thecourses.eu.

General Description

Being the leader in youth exchanges, facilitator, mentor or manager;

  • You would like to share some good practices in the youth field;
  • You want to be inspired in your work by other good practice examples and inspire others, as well;
  • You want to meet youth workers from more than 10 countries.

Ready? You can now start here: http://thecourses.eu/course/view.php?id=35.

Do you want to know more? Here is some relevant information.

Participants:

The course is open for participants from Programme countries of Erasmus+ Programme countries

Topics:

The design of the meeting will allow the youth workers to:

– Discuss about their work in their countries, compare, share good practice approaches;

– Find out more about the youth worker specialised areas: facilitator, mentor, leader, manager and opportunities;

– Create new synergies between them and concrete initiatives, work together – propose new initiatives in the online youth work in Europe;

– Work more with the e-learning management system, meet the creators, see the challenges, the positive and improvable aspects;

– Learn more about the tools created in the project for youth workers: the leader in youth exchanges, facilitator or mentor in volunteering activities and manager in youth projects;

– Offer feedback upon using our tools;

– Propose other relevant sessions they are interested in;

– Have some thematic study visits;

Learning environment: open space/workshops/dissemination/testing panels/study visit;

How to apply:

The first step is to create your user profile on the platform http://thecourses.eu and enrol to the event by indicating your motivation, here: http://thecourses.eu/course/view.php?id=35

You can improve your application by exploring the modules presented on this portal for youth workers: http://thecourses.eu, being involved in dissemination etc. For more details, consult the introduction page of your application;

The selection criteria will focus, as a starting point, on the motivation expressed in the application form and the active involvement in the online courses from thecourses.eu.

After that, we will consider the following extra elements in the selection of participants:

  •  number of badges you got on the platform;
  •  the dissemination you performed: becoming local/national dissemination points;
  •  usage of the products in your work/organisation, group of organisations: becoming local ally/national allies of the project;
  •  involvement in the advanced level of the courses, networks etc;
  •  follow up proposed, projects planned together with the coordinators of the online training courses;
  •  the involvement of representatives from at least 10 E+ Programme Countries;

Certificate When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get an attendance certificate.

Languages: the meeting will be held in English.

Levels: Intermediate – Advanced

The place Our meeting will be held in Romania, Timișoara alias Little Vienna / City of Flowers or Heart of Banat.

Follow-up

In connection with this event, we plan to have at least 6 initiatives developed during the process and these initiatives will be listed on the website so if they are other people interested in joining them, they can do it.

You can join our intercultural networks for leader, facilitators, mentors and managers in Erasmus+ programme;

The project

This event is provided through the E+ project “Online training courses for E+ Youth Workers”, funded with support from the European Commission. More about the project and the other online modules developed in the project can be found at http://thecourses.eu.

Do you need help?

You can call us at 0040722977094 or write to contact@thecourses.eu.

Take your box and come to this European event for youth workers!

This material has been funded with support from the European Commission. The content of this material reflects the views only of the authors and the National Agency or the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Activities, accommodation and food are fully covered for the period of the event by the organisers, Millennium Center Association and Predict CSD Consulting.

Travel reimbursement

The transport is to be covered by the participants, it is not covered or reimbursed.

Timișoara is a place with great European transport connection, see more details in the announcement

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Online training courses for E+ Youth Workers – Youth NGO

Phone: 0040722977094

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Contact

E-Mail: contact@thecourses.eu

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Training Course Becoming a part of Europe: Training for Swedish and Norwegian participants

Dates: 27-29 April 2020

Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

Eligible are 24 youth workers coming from: Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th March 2020

ATTENTION: Swedish/Norwegian speaking seminar!

This course is in Swedish/Norwegian languages and is only open to participants from Sweden and Norway. The course is organized as a follow-up event of the project Becoming a part of Europe implemented between 2016-2019 by several National Agencies.

General Description

The training course aims at developing the participants’ competences in using non-formal education (NFE) methods in working with, and supporting, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (YMRA).

We will create a framework in which the participants can explore various contexts and exchange good practices they use in their work with inclusion; And we will equip the participants with concrete tools and methods for working with integration of YMRA.

Moreover, the participants will discover funding possibilities and get the opportunity to network and create partnerships with the purpose of developing future common national and international projects.

Expected profile of participants

The training course is designed for voluntary and/or professional youth workers, social workers, project leaders, inclusion and/or integration responsible, facilitators and other persons or stakeholders working with inclusion of YMRA.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Expected group size is 20-24 participants

People of migrant, refugee or asylum seeker background are encouraged to apply.

The training course will be in Swedish/Norwegian, without any possibility of continuous translation from one language to another.

Course programme

The course offers a variety of workshops, info-sessions and other activities to improve the participants work with YRMA.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement

Your travel costs are reimbursed against relevant travel documents/receipts after your trip. You will get more detailed information from your NA on reimbursement procedures of travel costs after your selection has been approved.

Participation fee

Some countries charge a participation fee, some do not.  Please contact the representative of your NA if you have further questions.

Application

 

Organiser:

NA Sweden – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • NA Norway – National Agency

Phone: 0046 0160 10 00

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreea Maris

E-Mail: andreea.maris@mucf.se

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Training Course: All you need is LEARN

Dates: 11-16 May 2020

Venue: Oldenburg, Germany

Eligible are 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 14th March 2020

Non-formal learning is the rock in European youth work. We will set out on a learning journey and you are invited to join us!

General Description

Non-formal learning (NFL) is a planned process, in which the individual decides to participate on a voluntary basis. This type of learning is not a part of formal education, but it should nonetheless be properly prepared.

NFL was recognised as one of the top priorities in the EU Youth Strategy and has been supported by the Youth in Action and Erasmus+ programme for the last 20 years. In this time Youthpass and Key Competences were developed to support the recognition and validation of the outcomes of the NFL.

When planning a learning process for your young participants there are many elements to consider. The concept of learning in youth work is still developing and we believe it needs to be better understood. If you are interested in non-formal learning and want to explore the learning in youth work, then this training course might be for you; come and learn how to rock in European youth work!

Aims and objectives

The aim of the training course is to help participants to develop competences to facilitate diverse and meaningful non-formal learning processes in international youth work.

This training course will focus on three major pillars:

  • The importance of non-formal learning in youth work. Participants will be able to develop a better understanding of NFL concept, learn new methods and reflect on the role of Youthpass.
  • The importance of recognising yourself as a learner. Participants will be able to reflect on their own learning process and in this way become more aware of different learning preferences and needs in your youth work
  • The importance of the supporting role of the youth worker. Participants will be able to reflect on their own competences as a youth worker and on how to create a proper learning environment for young people.

Approach and content

On the training course we will use different kind of methodology. It will be a mixture of guided exercises and tasks for the participants with extensive time for discussion and reflection. These activities will either be done individually, in pairs or groups, depending on the purpose of the activity.

Part of the methodology will be organised as a self-directed learning, where participants will be encouraged to search for their own learning possibilities and take responsibility for their own learning process.

As the training follows a purely nоn-fоrmal learning apprоach, sessiоns will be based on diffеrеnt crеativе participatоry methоds and a learning-by-doing where we learn from ourselves and from each other and create this experience together.

For whom?

  • Everyone working directly with youth, who wants to develop their understanding and skills of non-formal learning and the learning aspect in youth work
  • Newcomers in the field of non-formal learning; no previous experience needed, just an open mind to explore, share and learn.
  • Youth workers who have experience with international youth work and non-formal learning, and want to further develop their competences.
  • Learners who are at least 18 years old and have a good level of English to be able to actively participate.
  • Everyone who is curious to explore the topic and open to share skills and learning with international colleagues.

Costs

 

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.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • The Finnish National Agency for Education – EDUFI
  • Injuve (ES) – National Agency
  • Agency of International Youth Cooperation (LT) – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme_All you need is learn.pdf

Contact for questions:

Rita Bergstein

E-Mail: bergstein@jfemail.de

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: ABC on Volunteering Mentorship – NET activity

Dates: 10-15 May 2020

Venue: Mollina, Spain

Eligible are 26 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 29th March 2020

“ABC on Volunteering mentorship, Training Course” is an opportunity for volunteering hosting/sending organizations to train their mentors (or potential),

General Description

The idea comes from a detected problem in the EVS cycle; “On Arrival” and “midterm” EVS Trainings evaluations around Europe. Most of the volunteers’ mentors have a big mobility and not a long continuation in their role as mentors. Sometimes they are just volunteers with almost no link with the organisation and no awareness about Erasmus+ programme.

This situation make that the organizations have to change often the mentors, and they don’t have time, and sometimes knowledge about the competences required in an EVS mentor.

Most of them, already with experience, don’t know exactly which are their function, and many volunteer complain about the lack of support during their projects, not because their mentors are not nice people, just because are not prepared to help them in the learning process, Youthpass, conflict resolution, linguistic platform, etc.

“ABC on Volunteering Mentorship TC” is an opportunity for volunteering hosting/sending organizations to train their mentors (or potential), 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, under Erasmus+ programme.

During the TC participants will learn more about Erasmus+ 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 problems, etc
Participants will reflect about their own work and will exchange experiences with each other, creating as an outcome a “support network” that will go on after the end of the TC.

Objectives
– To offer the newcomers volunteering activities mentors 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 Erasmus+
– 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 a create possible new partnerships
– Create a support group (network)

Methodology

The programme will be structured with a balanced combination of introductory plenary discussions, round tables, exchange of experiences, lectures and working groups.

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.

The presence of experienced facilitators during the all programme will definitely contribute to create a productive and efficient working environment to enable the participants to take the best out of the working days.

Participants Profile

  • More than 18 years old; no age limit
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Representing organisations newcomers on volunteering activities.
  • Starting or will start soon to work as volunteer’s mentors
  • Would like to improve knowledge and skills as volunteer’s mentors to better support European volunteers and volunteering learning process.
  • Open to learn and share experiences

Costs

 

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.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Spanish national agency

Phone: +34917827602

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme ABC on Volunteering ES.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.