This is a training course created in order to build mentors’ capacity to support volunteers, and to help them to discover their skills and interest
Training for mentors
This is a training course created in order to build mentors’ capacity to support volunteers, and to help them to discover their skills and interest.
Warsaw, 2-8 August
Holiday Inn Center hotel
To clarify the role of the mentor in volunteering projects;
To underline the importance of mentoring in the volunteer’s development;
To provide tools and methodologies for present or future mentors to empower young people taking part in volunteering projects (especially those at risk of social inclusion or with fewer opportunities);
To develop strategies for fostering the volunteer’s learning path.
Carlos Filipe Matos dos Reis
Born in Faro, the southest city of Portugal, right by the ocean, having 37 years “young”, I’ve been actively involved in international training and non-formal education since 2011, right after finishing my personal long-term EVS project.
During this path I have been mentoring volunteers since 2013, became Coordinator of Mentors in 2015 and have experience as Coordinator of International Projects. „Be Stupid” is a rule that stayed with me since my first training long, long time ago and that I try to implement both in my trainings and my life. Being stupid in the sense of totally letting yourself go, embracing what you experience.
I’m glad to be part of the team of this training and promise to do my best to guarantee a wonderful experience to all of you!
Iliana Petridou is a primary school teacher and she feels very happy with my job because she loves learning and teaching. Some years ago, she came across non formal education through different youth exchanges and trainings she attended under Erasmus + and other programs and realized how much influence it had on her.
She decided to become a non formal education trainer and since then she cannot work without using non formal methodology. She worked with young people through different NGOs for the last 10 years and she is very familiar with youth programs. She is a member of the Pool of Trainers of CYC and she is cooperating with Cyprus National Agency for different youth projects.