Training course: MENTOR plus – Improving mentorship in EVS/volunteering activities
Location: Mollina (Málaga), Spain
Dates: 28 May – 2 June 2018
Number of participants: 24
Participating countries: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Organizer: Spanish National Agency
Apply here: application form
Deadline to apply: 8 April 2018
Date Of Selection: 7 May 2018
This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country if your sending country is involved. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.
MENTOR plus – Improving mentorship in EVS/volunteering activities
This training invites active mentors that feel the need of developing their competences and improving the quality of mentorship. They will reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges of actors involved in mentoring and share experience.
The overall aim of this activity is to increase the quality of mentoring in EVS /volunteering activities and to support active mentors (newcomers that are already involved in an ongoing project as well as experienced mentors) to further develop competencies that are needed as a mentor within EVS/volunteering activities.
This should be fostered through:
– increasing the knowledge about mentoring in EVS/volunteering activities, basic knowledge in EVS/volunteering activities in general and about the framework Programme Erasmus+: Youth in Action and ESC
– developing a common understanding of mentoring within EVS/volunteering activities
– reflecting about roles, responsibilities, challenges and needs concerning mentorship in EVS/volunteering activities
– sharing best practice and tools for supporting EVS/volunteering activities volunteers
During the course the participants and trainers will reflect on the roles, responsibilities, needs and challenges of actors involved in Mentoring, share experiences, and elaborate proposals to improve the quality of their mentorship, in the different aspects of their daily activity (giving personal support to volunteers, supporting them in the integration in the local community, providing them support for the their learning /Youthpass process, conflict prevention and management).
The educational approach of the training activity is based on non formal education methods and experiential learning as well as the contribution of participants and on active participation in all parts.
You are active as a mentor within EVS? You are about to become a mentor in EVS/volunteering activities? You have been a mentor in EVS for some time and feel the need to reflect on your role, your responsibilities and challenges? You are ready to share your experiences, get to know other people and new practises and methods? Go and apply now!