The project “Change! ¡Cambia! – Management and training tools for international volunteering” aims to improve the volunteer projects, as learning experiences, an active tool to achieve competence and to promote the social inclusion. This project wants to enhance the professionalism and the internationalism of the volunteer projects, developing its value as training path for a future job carrier. Furthermore the project wants to foster and streghten the cooperation projects between european and non-european organisations.
This project wants to adress the needs and problems of volunteers and organisations facing the intercultural diversity and the social exclusion, therefore it involves 2 european organisations from Italy, Hungary and 5 non-european organisations from Uruguay, Argentina, Nicaragua and India. These organisations throught the exchange of good practices and competences in the work for inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities, will study and analyse the best practices of project managment and training for projects of international volunteering.
The output will be a Kit focused on the management of volunteering projects and on the training of the involved people. It will include activities and good practices of training and social inclusion based on non-formal educational methods, it will analyse which skills can be achieved through volunteering experiences and how recognise them.
The production of the Kit will involve actively volunteers, youth workers, members of the organisations, young people, beneficiaries and stakeholders and will be developed through three different activities:
during the European Voluntary Service (15 volunteers) the volunteers and ex-volunteers, youth workers, tutor, mentor, memebers of the organisations will collect materials about the needs and the problems emerged during the implentation of the current and also past projects.
During the Training for the Youth Worker, 16 tutors and mentors of the participating organisations will meet and analyse the collected materials, and will start to work on the production of the Kit.
The Youth Exchange (20 participants) will be the moment of testing the kit and its contents. The programme will be organized with voluntary work moments togheter with non-formal activities about learning processes and learn to learn skills.
The Kit and the project will be presented in the final transnational meeting by all the representatives of the organisations to other european organisations, local and european institutions and stakeholders.
The mobilities involve in total 49 young people that, through the activities will learn how to plan and implement projects with young people with fewer opportunities, will participate to a process of learning and studying of project managment tools and training methods.
The Kit will be an innovative and usefull tool for the involved and interested organisations and will support the recognition of the volunteering experiences.