Relevant Soft Skills in Volunteering Work (European project InVolvE), Portugal

3-5 June 2019

Relevant soft skills in volunteering work

When:The seminar begins Monday 3 June and ends on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

Where:Porto-Matosinhos, Portugal

Themes and goals of the event:

The seminar aims to contribute to disseminate the results of European project InVolvE - IncreasingVolunteers' Skills across Europe as well as sharing the tools to identify needs for capacity buildingamong volunteers. This will be done by equipping participants with the proper knowledge and toolsto plan and implement soft skills training. Ultimately, this will improve the effectiveness, efficiencyand quality of volunteer engagement.The main objectives are:• To help beneficiaries understand the importance of soft skills training in volunteering.

To improve the beneficiaries with the ability to: identify their specific needs for capacitybuilding among volunteers and develop suitable curriculum.

To help beneficiaries use assessment tools in their home environment.

To provide the participants with the relevant knowledge and to facilitate a discussion abouttraining and curriculum development with their home project partners.The seminar will include an exchange of practical experiences with relevant local stakeholders.

Expected results:• Improved understanding of the concept of soft skills and respective needs assessment.• Improved confidence in implementing needs assessment tools.• Opportunity to meet and build a network of peers interested in soft skills training impactassessment.• Better quality in volunteer management.

On request, event fee and travel costs will be granted by Erasmus National Agency.

ForErasmus grant, please contact your organisation management as well as your Nationalagency.

Application deadline 5th February 2019.

Hosting organisation Gesellschaft fürInklusion und Soziale Arbeit, PIC-Number 946139359.Event fee (what covers the fee): 200 EUR the fee will cover:

Access to the workshop and seminar materials• Welcome drinks reception• Coffee/tea/refreshment breaks Certificate of attendanceTravel costs (who covers the travel costs): the cost of transport, accommodation and meals tobe covered by participants,â€

Programme:Relevant soft skills in volunteering work

3rd June 2019

Participants arrive during the day

13:30 Arrival & registration

14:00 Welcome speeches and seminar introduction

14:30 Research review on soft skills training in volunteering and introducing main result sof European project InVolvE - Increasing Volunteers' Skills across Europe

15:45 Break

16:15 Identifying local experiences Part 1

19:30 Welcome Dinner hosted by the Event co-ordinator

4th June 201909:00 Welcome09:15 Assessment tools for capacity building needs - an overview10:45 Break11.15 Exercise Part 1

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Exercise Part 2

15:15 Break

15:45 Identifying local experiences

Part 2

5th June 2019

09:00 Welcome

09:15 Social economy, volunteering and soft skills

11:00 Break

11:15 Some soft skills training experiences

12:30 Round-up & CloseTravel information: practical information sheet will be available for the participants.For further information, contact

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