Get into Volunteering projects for ALL

Did you know you can get funding for volunteering projects for the young people you work with from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover in this beginner's course how you can organise volunteering activities for inclusion in the European Solidarity Corps.

Dates & venues

  • From Monday 3 June 2024 (arrival before 17h) to Friday 7 June 2024 (departure day), Thessaloniki, Greece - for inclusion organisations from Solidairty Corps countries (= European Union + EFTA + Turkey + North-Macedonia + Serbia) + Western Balkan countries (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo*)
  • Apply via the European Training Calendar here - Deadline to apply: 5 April 2024 23h59 CET

Follow the SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Facebook page and we'll let you know when application starts.

Discover the potential of volunteering projects for inclusion

In 3 training days, we show you the possibilities that volunteering (within the European Solidarity Corps) has to offer for young people from disadvantaged or underprivileged backgrounds. A volunteering project might just be the life-changing opportunity for the disadvantaged young people you are working with: e.g. those from minority backgrounds, with access needs, with socio-economic difficulties, discriminated groups, in difficult situations, with limited opportunities, geographical disadvantage, health issues…

Why participate?

Volunteering is a rewarding methodology to reach your organisation’s inclusion aims.

Come and experience the benefits that international cooperation can have for your organisation and young people with fewer opportunities. Explore the funding possibilities of the European Solidarity Corps and specific inclusion support. Learn to design a volunteering project step-by-step (sending or hosting, individual or in group, international or in-country). Discover the various resources available for volunteering and inclusion. Get inspired by local examples and fellow participants.

At the end of the course, you will be ready to start organising a volunteering project with/by/for the young people with fewer opportunities in your organisation.

Who is the course for?

  • This course is for NEWCOMERS to European Solidarity Corps (e.g. youth workers, social workers...) who are directly working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. facing social, economic, educational, geographic, cultural, health & disability challenges)
  • If you NEVER organised volunteering activities in the European Solidarity Corps with the young people with fewer opportunities whom you are working with and would like to know what is possible, then this course is for you!
  • If you already organised ESC volunteering projects, please check the European Training Calendar for a more appropriate youth work training course because this 'Volunteering for ALL' course is for NEWCOMERS ;-)
  • This course is NOT for school-related activities such as school exchanges or projects for pupils (please contact the Lifelong Learning colleagues of Erasmus+ for this).

Important to know

  • The working language will be (international) English. Your English does not have to be perfect, but you need to be able to follow presentations and have discussions in English.
  • There will be a 2-hour online preparation meeting via zoom, two weeks prior to the event.
  • We are open to cater for different needs so that everybody can participate (e.g. also persons with a disability or health condition, single mothers, persons with geographical disadvantage...). Contact SALTO Inclusion regarding support possibilities.
  • You will be accommodated in twin rooms (a great opportunity to get to know a colleague youth worker better).
  • If selected, your travel will be reimbursed by your ESC National Agency or Regional SALTO, minus a participation fee. Food, lodging and programme will be provided by the organisers during the course.

There will be a few places for participants from Western Balkan countries (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo*).

How to apply

Team

The Volunteering for ALL-courses will be run by 2 international trainers, experienced in inclusion and volunteering, in cooperation with SALTO Inclusion and SALTO European Solidarity Corps and the National Agencies for ESC.

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  • Volunteering for ALL team - HU

    Volunteering for ALL team - HU

  • Greek National Agency for European Solidarity Corps

    Greek National Agency for European Solidarity Corps

  • SALTO Solidarity Corps resource centre

    SALTO Solidarity Corps resource centre

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