Training Course Youth-full Volunteering happened in Lithuania 26th February- 6th March, 2019 where 23 Youth Workers had the chance to experience empathy, compassion and learn about volunteering by theory but mostly in practice.
What was all about?
Highlight of the project was Volunteering jam that was organized to give a chance for participants to experience volunteering fully. For this reason 3 different organizations where chosen to provide our time and organize certain activities for them: Caritas day center for kids, Trakai Disabled Employment Center and Family Support center. All three organisations are very different and very similar at the same time: they all seek to help people but have quite different target groups. It was emotionally difficult experience for some participants but at the same time most rewarding. We also had the chance to volunteer in social enterprise ‘Mano Guru’ in order to spread their visibility and attract more people to come to this place. Participants also got the chance to understand their unique model: their work is based on inclusion of ex- prisoners who seek to go back to the society and start working.
We also had the chance to talk profoundly about European Solidarity Corps with the National Agency’s representative who provided the detailed information about new modified plan for young generation. She provided the valuable and elucidate answers in the response of the questions. Participants gained the practical and effective knowledge about how to apply for European Solidarity Corps, also about finance, volunteering, traineeships, jobs, duration, and regulations.
Our project partners came from Czech Republic, Latvia, Malta, Norway, Germany, Slovenia and Lithuania.