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Net Activities ESC Programme: International Training Course for Mentors of European Solidarity Corps’ Volunteers

Training Course

20-24 February 2023 | Rome, Italy

This TC for ESC volunteering projects mentors aims at raising awareness of the importance of the mentors' role as well as developing competences necessary for carrying out quality mentorship in volunteering projects.

The residential training course is aimed at developing, improving, and reinforcing mentors’ competences in supporting volunteers during their European Solidarity Corps (ESC) volunteering experience; participants will be offered supporting tools and methods in order to better support ESC volunteers.

The main core of the TC is analysing the role of mentors in European Solidarity Corps (ESC) volunteering projects; the activity will explore and deepen key aspects of mentoring measures: as the European Solidarity Corps Guide states, all ESC volunteers should be provided with personal and learning support through mentoring measures.

This role has an impact on the quality of the volunteering experience offered to the ESC volunteers and on the whole project success.

Objectives: 

  • to better understand the role and the competences needed to Mentors of European Solidarity Corps volunteers;
  • to develop participants’ mentoring competences in different aspects related to supporting the ESC volunteers’ learning process, as learning guidance, facilitation, communication and active listening, goal setting, monitoring, etc; 
  • to improve the mentor role and the quality of support system in ESC volunteering projects, including “reinforced mentorship” to support volunteers with fewer opportunities and all related specific aspects;
  • to better explore the use of non formal methodologies, methods, tools and resources related to mentoring, including the possibility of integrating digital tools in mentoring system (mainly in the light of practices and experiences implemented during the pandemic period);
  • to offer participants a space for exchanging good practices regarding mentoring within volunteering projects.

Participants’ profile:

Mentors in ESC volunteering projects, with at least a basic experience.

NB: The activity is specifically targeted to mentors (and not ESC volunteers’ supervisors or other persons directly involved in volunteers’ daily activities).

This Training Course is for 25 participants from European Solidarity Corps Programme countries. Arrival day and starting of the activity is on February 20th, end of the activity and departure day is on February 24th.

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 24 January 2023.

Date of selection: 30 January 2023

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/10869

This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Volunteering mentors

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

Italian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth In Action Programme and European Solidarity Corps Programme (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Anna Villani

E-Mail:

Phone: +39 06 37591245

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.

Costs

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the European Solidarity Corps Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or relevant SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

 

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or relevant 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.

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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