Virginia Hernández

Virginia Hernández has 4 references for past work as a trainer.

Virginia Hernández

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  • Carlos Reis
    Carlos Reis

Current occupation

Freelance trainer, projects manager, projects writer, youth worker

Work experience

At local level I have long experience as youth worker, working with mix abilities groups of youngsters and thoose in social exclusion risk. In this field I have been runing activities to promote social participation on youngsters, volunteers trainings and empowerment of youngsters as social change makers.
For the last 7 years I have been involved in different youth organisations as European volunteers mentor, project manager, trainer, etc.

Educational pathway

I studied Spanish sign language interpretation (VAT studies), I did not know it at that time, but it lead my way to mix abilities and inclusion. Now I'm taking the university degree on Spanish sign language and Deaf community.
My non-formal education began when I was really young, being involved in a local youth club. I learned a lot in that time, so for me was natural to become a youth worker. My first international non-formal education experience came when I was 28 years old and I took part in a Youth in Action TC in Switzerland. Since then I have been working hard to develop my own projects and to be a good trainer.
Many other trainings came after, until 2021, when I was selected for SALTO'S ToT, which finalized on June 2022.

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Animation
  • (beginner) Bullying & Harassment
  • (intermediate) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (beginner) Change Management
  • (intermediate) Citizenship Education
  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (beginner) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (intermediate) Creativity & Art
  • (beginner) Crisis Management
  • (expert) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (beginner) Drama & Theatre
  • (beginner) Education through Sports
  • (beginner) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (expert) Equal Opportunities
  • (intermediate) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (expert) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Financial Management
  • (intermediate) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Gender Awareness & Mainstreaming
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (beginner) Health & Prevention
  • (expert) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (advanced) International Youth Work
  • (beginner) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (intermediate) Leadership Development
  • (intermediate) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (beginner) New Information Technologies
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (advanced) Peace Education
  • (advanced) People Management & Cooperation
  • (intermediate) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (beginner) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (advanced) Public Speaking
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (expert) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (beginner) Social Media
  • (beginner) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (advanced) Youth Information Work
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (intermediate) Youth Policy
  • (beginner) Youth Violence & Criminality
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (expert) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (advanced) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (intermediate) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (beginner) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (beginner) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (beginner) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (beginner) Families
  • (intermediate) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (advanced) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (beginner) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (expert) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (expert) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (intermediate) Young People in/from Conflict Areas
  • (expert) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (expert) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (expert) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Asia
  • (intermediate) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (beginner) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (fluent) Spanish

Other languages

Spanish sign language; International sign system

Trainer references

  • TC Make it accessible

    Validated (2022-06-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Toledo, Spain
    organised by Matadero Lab
    2-9 June 2017
    Reference person

    Cemile Elif Serbest

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  • ESC, What's else?

    Validated (2022-06-30)
    The training activity took place
    in Alhama de Granada, Spain
    organised by Fundación Diversos
    25 of August- 1 of September 2019
    Reference person

    Ismael Sánchez del Castillo

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  • Back to the roots

    Validated (2022-06-29)
    The training activity took place
    in Mazarete, Guadalajara, Spain
    organised by La Maraña de Guadalajara
    26 of March-2 of April 2022
    Reference person

    Vitalii Volodchenko

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  • The right(s) job

    Awaiting validation (requested 2022-08-11)
    The training activity took place
    in Guadalajara, Spain
    organised by La Maraña de Guadalajara
    24-30 of January 2022

This profile was last modified on 2022-07-19

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