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"Meant to be a Mentor" Blended Training Course. Final Report

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"Meant to be a Mentor" Discover and develop yourself as an EVS mentor.

The Polish-Lithuanian Blended Training Course for EVS mentors was organised by the Polish and Lithuanian National Agencies from October 2014 till May 2015.

Aims of the tool

Mentors are playing a significant role in guiding volunteers through their EVS experience and supporting their learning process. It demands a high motivation and commitment, as well as a broad set of competences to fulfil their roles. Quite opposite stands the support mentors get to face these challenge.

This was the starting point for creating an innovative long -term support model for EVS mentors that encompasses raising their awareness of the importance of the mentors role as well as developing competences neccessary for carrying out the job as a mentor.

With this, the Meant to be a Mentor project aimed at raising the quality of mentoring within the EVS support structure and serves as a Pilot-project for other National Agencies who would like to set up a long-term support that combines online consultations, an ongoing online support with a classic training course.

Description of the tool

The M2beaM project combines various ways of support and learning methods:
- individual support during One-to-one consultations (via Skype),
- activities, reflections and discussions (via an online learning platform) and
- a common training event with both Polish and Lithuanian mentors.

Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the project EVS mentors will have...
- gained awareness about the learning process of a volunteer and a mentor,
- developed knowledge and skills of a mentor,
- collected experience in working in an intercultural setting.
(A more detailed description of specific learning outcomes you find in the report.)

Content of the final report
1.. Idea and concept
2. Content and process
3. Evaluation
4. Recommendations

(For more information about this project, please contact Monika or Michael)


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Tool overview

"Meant to be a Mentor" Blended Training Course. Final Report

This tool is for

EVS mentors, SALTO trainers, National Agencies

and addresses

Voluntary Service

It is recommended for use in:

European Voluntary Service


Long-term support, approx. 8-9 months

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Monika Kėžaitė-Jakniūnienė and Michael Kimmig

in the context of

"Meant to be a Mentor", Polish-Lithuanian Blended Training Course 2014-2015

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Michael Kimmig (on 7 October 2015)

and last modified

3 September 2015

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