This is a reference for Raminta Rusovičiūtė

Training Course "Volunteering really Counts"

The training activity took place
in Ureki, Georgia
organised by Schoolclash
Reference person

Dennis Fraters

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Aims & objectives

To understand how European Solidarity Corps functions & be able to adapt it in practice;
▫ To conceptualise with the project partners, approach to volunteering in their work context;
▫ To foster organisational & individual competences in planning, implementing, mentoring & evaluating local & international volunteering projects;
▫ To develop organisational strategies for inclusion of young people in volunteering projects, specifically those with fewer opportunities, marginalized youth & IDP’s / refugees;
▫ To develop organisational check lists & procedures for the most essential steps in volunteering Projects;

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Countries: Netherlands, Lithuania, Georgia, Germany, Slovenia, Ukraine, Moldova.

Target group:
- Youth-workers who wants to share experience or gain knowledge about modern tools for working with volunteering;
- Young leaders who want to learn more about volunteering;
- Volunteers & young people - with aim to develop new skills concretely in the sphere of Volunteering.

Training methods used & main activities

Methods used while delivering the programme:
Experiential learning through non formal and outdoor education
Cognitive Behavioural Coaching approach
Group dynamic processes, simulations and teamwork activities
Inputs from experts through non-formal education lectures and facilitated processes
Dynamic workshops and presentations
Kolb’s cycle (learning cycle)
Intercultural sharings, learnings and reflections
Learning by doing in a group setting or individual processes.

Outcomes of the activity

The outcome was different projects created and initiated by participants of this training course.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

My main responsibilities in this project were:
- trainer of the main activity "Training Course" in Georgia, 2020 February. Programme preparation and adaptation for the participant needs.
- preparation of the project proposal and final documentation.
- preparation of final report.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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