Training course: GIVE-Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Empowerment

Location: Riga, Latvia, Latvia

Dates: 17-25 September 2016

Number of participants: 24

Participating countries: Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, United Kingdom

Organizer: Inspiration by Motion. Latvia

Apply here: application form

Deadline to apply: 24 July 2016

Date of Selection: 4 August 2016

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Costs: This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Travel costs: will be refunded after the end of the course, after providing all the original tickets and receipts.  We will cover 100% of you actual expenses, but only up to the maximum amounts listed below:
• Hungary, Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, United Kingdom: €275
• Portugal: €530
• Greece: €360

Food and accommodation: will be fully covered by the organisers. Participation fee: There will be a €25 participation fee for all successful applicants.

GIVE-Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Empowerment

The training course “GIVE-Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Empowerment” addresses the need of promoting and supporting volunteer movement.

The aim of our training course is providing the youth workers and active volunteers with tools and skills to work with and for young people. We’d like to review and enhance participant’s competences in volunteer management. It’s important to give the participants ideas and partnerships for new volunteer activities and projects. The objectives of the training course include intercultural learning, development of pro-active approach of life and key competences which will inspire and empower the participants of the project.

All of the above will increase the awareness of the participants about the importance of quality in volunteer management and their interest in new projects. The knowledge gained about volunteering and its promotion will be transferred to the partner oganizations, contributing to their sustainable development. More people will gain the information about the possibilities of active participation as well.

The objectives of the training are:
• To create a space for reflection on the meaning of volunteering in European, national, local and personal and professional contexts and create common standards on what a good quality volunteering means.
• To increase participants’ awareness on the power and potential of volunteering as a tool of youth work, community development and inclusion tool for youngsters with fewer opportunities.
• To promote partnership-building and networking between participants.


“Inspiration by Motion. Latvia” is a non-governmental international organization for active youth, youth workers, and leaders who want to participate in social development in local, national and international level. “I.B.M. Latvia” inspires people to improve the world by changing their vision through active participation in social life. Organization was created by ambitious group of people and promotes solidarity, equality, overcoming of cultural and ethnic barriers; and the concept of voluntary and social work. Therefore, it stimulates young people to develop their personal skills that will help them through their life and professional careers. Organization supports youth initiatives, intercultural learning experiences, non-formal education, social entrepreneurship, sport, health, job creation opportunities, mobility, and exchange.

“Inspiration by Motion. Latvia” mission is to make strong international network between youth and society through sharing knowledge and experience of people with different backgrounds; to build intercultural understanding and cooperation, to develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for better understanding within the same community and with others.