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Training Course

10-15 May 2020 | Mollina, Spain

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

The idea comes from a detected problem in the EVS cycle; “On Arrival” and “midterm” EVS Trainings evaluations around Europe. Most of the volunteer’s 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.
- 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)


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

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Training overview

This Training Course is

for 26 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, Organization volunteers o ex-EVS volunteers interested in mentorship

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Spanish national agency (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

tca team


Phone: +34917827602

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.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. 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.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) 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.

Spanish National Agency will cover the travel costs of the selected participants who are resident in Spain.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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