Let’s volunteer!


19-23 October 2020 | Croatia

Application Deadline (24th UTC): 11th September, 2020.

This online activity is an opportunity for formal education institutions to get familiarized with the ESC program and get the basic information about volunteering projects and details on how to include international volunteers in their everyday work.

Does your school have volunteers? Do you have a volunteering club or some other regular activities/groups/projects that are promoting solidarity and contributing to the local community? Are you interested to have international volunteers in your school who can help you in creating different activities for pupils? Would you need support with your own work with on-line and residential work with pupils, work with talented pupils or with pupils that need more support? Do you want your pupils to have new experiences and meet other cultures? If you answered “Yes” to most of these questions, then this training course is for you!

Schools and other educational institutions are implementing different activities outside their formal curriculum and bringing non-formal education methodology in their work every day. The main aim of all of these activities is to raise pupils’ awareness on different issues and making them active citizens. One of the activities includes volunteering, where teachers and other staff work with pupils to understand the importance of volunteering as a way to help others, promote solidarity and gain competences important for future personal and professional life. 

Even though schools have significant experience in volunteering on the national and local level, schools around Europe are still not included in international volunteering enough.  On the other hand, in this challenging time of COVID-19 pandemics, there are big challenges for teachers and schools. Therefore, we are organising an international training course “Let’s volunteer!”, whose main aim is to empower schools and other educational institutions to include international volunteers in their everyday work.

The focus of the training course will be to introduce the programme of European Solidarity Corps as a way for schools to bring international volunteers, who can help them in organising different activities in schools. European Solidarity Corps volunteers can help you in organising events, implementing activities outside the formal curriculum, preparing workshops for pupils on different topics and even help you with preparing online classes if needed. They can also help in getting your school visible not only on a local level but also European level. One direct benefit is also connected with bringing more intercultural learning to your school, which is quite important in these challenging migration times. 

This training is intended for primary or secondary schools who already have experience in volunteering (or have volunteering clubs in their schools), thus, we encourage teachers, principals, volunteer club leaders and expert associates in schools to participate. 

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