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Training for Mentors in Volunteering Projects within ESC

Training Course

12-16 December 2022 | Thessaloniki, Greece

This 3-day residential TC is focusing on the competences needed for mentors to support young volunteers while in their ESC journey and aims to offer tools and methods but also inspiration to future mentors in ESC volunteering projects.

What is this course about: 

The role of mentors in European Solidarity Corps (ESC) volunteering projects and its impact on quality will be explored and highlighted in this course. 

Mentoring is a personal support measure for all participants in volunteering activities, as mentioned in the Guide and thus no young volunteer should remain unsupported or be provided with insufficient mentoring services. Competence development for mentors through training and peer-sharing is the main building block of this course.


To enable competence development in mentoring through interactive activities, peer 2 peer learning and reflection, in view of improved quality within the European Solidarity Corps Programme/ Volunteering Projects.


  • To create a better understanding about the ‘Volunteering’ part of the European Solidarity Corps Programme and a shared view on the quality aspects of projects within it.
  • To offer space and support for the exchange of good practices and participants’ realities regarding mentoring within the Volunteering projects.
  • To develop participants’ mentoring competences in areas such as learning guidance and facilitation, communication and active listening, goal setting and monitoring thus improving their role and service quality.
  • To explore and share methods, tools and resources related to mentoring.

This educational activity takes the form of a residential training course and builds on the success of its online predecessors implemented twice in the ‘HOP Online Learning Platform’. 

Participants’ profile:

Everyone with basic or advanced experience in the Volunteering Projects within the European Solidarity Corps Programme  (or European Voluntary Service ) and with a great intention and motivation to develop their mentoring capacity!

Recognition of learning:

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate and will be introduced to ETS Competence Model for youth workers to work internationally.

Trainers’ team:

The team of trainers, Athanasios Krezios and Olga Kyriakidou will support participants’ learning and training.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 25-30 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):



Hellenic National Agency for Erasmus+/Youth and European Solidarity Corps / INEDIVIM (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Natassa Dedousi, NET Officer


Phone: +30 2131314425

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 Hellenic National Agency of Erasmus+/ Youth and European Solidarity Corps. Participation fees may apply based on your country of residence. Please contact your National Agency  to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Hellenic National Agency will organise the accommodation in single rooms and cover the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or 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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