This is a reference for Bastian Bender

Volunteers for Global Change

The training activity took place
in Copenhagen, Denmark
organised by DanChurchAid & Culture Cooperation e.V.
2012/08/27 - 2012/08/30

Aims & objectives

The objective was to provide the participants with an environment of learning of communication of development cooperation and how to involve former volunteers and also with a platform to exchange knowledge, experience and ideas around these topics. As volunteers and development cooperation is a crucial part of DanChurchAid is absolutely fits to the goals of the organisation.

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

The participants were former volunteers who did their volunteers service around the world. They came from Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Malawi & South Africa. Besides that some employees of DanChurchAid attended also the conference.

Training methods used & main activities

Presentations, group discussions, group work, social media, inspiring presentations, panel discussion, open space

Outcomes of the activity

The participants got knowledge in Millinium Development Goals, International Cooperation and different realities in volunteer services. They exchanged ideas how to involve former volunteers and communicate their experience in the "right" way. It was a success because the volunteers shared their knowledge actviely on social media and started first actions at their home NGO. More information:

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I facilitated group discussions, the open space and structured and documented the content.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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