Training course: Widening Horizons- A Training for Organisation Hosting and Sending Volunteers

Location: Dublin , Ireland

Dates: 29 January – 1 February 2019

Number of participants: Max. 24 participants

Participating countries: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries 

Organizer: Leargas

Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 14 December 2018

Date Of Selection: 29 December 2018

Inquiries about this training course: Noeleen O’ Callaghan at


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Widening Horizons- A Training for Organisation Hosting and Sending Volunteers

This training aims to support organisations hosting and sending volunteers through European Solidarity Corp to explore the experience and learning outcomes for the volunteer.

The training will explore the concept of transformative learning and how volunteering can transform participants understanding of themseleves; their belief systems; and influence their behaviour/lifestyle choices. We will also explore how these connections can make an overall impact on the hosting and sending organisation and community. This training will look at these topics and identify how we can incorporate transformative learning into our own practice.

The overall objectives of this TCA are to:  build a better understanding of transformative learning and how to use these skills when working with volunteers in the lifecycle of your project.  We want to explore these benefits focusing on, personal development, youth mental health and wellbeing . This training will also look at different tools, methods and structures that we can implement within ESC projects to maximise the potential for transformational learning

The expected learning outcomes of this project will be:

-To recognise the process of transformative learning and to understand its impact on volunteers

-How to implement transformative learning in your project

-For your organisation to become more aware of their practice when engaging and working with volunteers

-To identify the impact of transformative learning from the individual to the community including organisations mentors, supervisors etc.

-This training will also provide the opportunity for meeting potential project partners and sharing best practice.