Erasmus KA1 Courses - Course Details

Effective Methods of Encouraging Involvement into Volunteering

Date :26-30 August 2019 Confirmed



“Effective Methods of Encouraging Involvement into Volunteering”

In the” Effective methods of Encouraging involvement into volunteering ” course, the emphasis has been placed on Planning, Recruiting, Training, Managing and Evaluating to improve organizational process of NGO in order to optimize volunteers’ potential, achievement and success. This program was designed universal in order to fit in volunteers frame notwithstanding their background or involvement strategies. Approaches, methods and techniques have been tested with different audiences and age groups. This course is mainly fort he management staff of NGOs.


This Course Has some Critical Aims:

* To focus on Cultural factors, management strategies, economical aspects to motivate volunteers in taking part in

* To identify the Legal aspects of cooperation with volunteers

* To learn about the effective techniques and methods of organisation and management of volunteering in the company

* To learn about how to motivate people to social activities and to integrate the  employees into voluntary activities

* To find out the best ways of encouraging and rewarding  volunteers

* To focus on Governmental support for volunteers in Spain

* To organize a visit to an organisation working with volunteers and give an opportunity to make a short film about volunteers and their work during the visit.


Target Group

  • All kind of volunteers, trainers, educators, NGO members, etc.



Before the course,

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own techniques and methods to encouarge people to take part in volunteering events.



  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
  • A Europass Mobility Document will be filled together according to the skills and competences to be gained during the course  by participants


Sessions in 2019

  • 26-30 August 2019 – Barcelona   (Confirmed)
  • 16-20 ASeptember 2019 Barcelona

Sessions in 2020

  • 09-13 March 2020 - Vilnius
  • 20-24 July 2020 – Barcelona

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Fee: 350 €


Day 1


08.00 – 10:30

  • Getting to know each other – Presentation of participant organizations (a five-minute presentation)
  • Ice breaker  and Team building activities

10.30 – 10:45

  • Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

  • Planning

Define your Mission

Assess Your Organization

12:00 - 12:15

  • Coffee Break

12:15 – 14:00

Develop Your Volunteer Program

Describe Volunteer Positions



Day 2


08.00 – 10:30

  • Recruiting

           Assess your Image

           Decide how to Recruit

           Develop your Message          

           Find Volunteers

10.30 – 10:45

  • Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

           Select Volunteers

           Screen Volunteers

(New and Innovative Strategies to motivate Volunteers)

12:00 - 12:15

  • Coffee Break

12:15 – 14:00

  • Training

 Develop your Orentation Program

                Assign Orientation Leaders

 Schedule Orientation

                Develop Materials

 Conduct the Orientation

 Traing Your Volunteers

(Find out the most effective ways and methods to train volunteers)


Day 3

Activities (Visit ot an NGO)

09.00 – 10:30

Visit to an NGO and meeting the members – some ice breaking acitvities

10.30 – 10:45

  • Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

Discussing the Planning process of the NGO for a campaign

Define the roles of the managemnet staff and volunteers

12:00 - 12:15

Coffee Break

12:15 – 14:00

Try to find out the recruiting process of the NGO

Discuss how they train the volunteers to organize successfull campaigns

(A film of the NGO’s work will be developed during the visit)



Day 4


08.00 – 10:30

  • Managing

Assing a supervisor

Communicate with Volunteers regularly (effective ways of communication)

10.30 – 10:45

  • Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

       Evaluate your Volunteers (various And effective ways and methods of evaluation)

       Avoid Volunteer burnout

12:00 - 12:15

Coffee Break

12:15 – 14:00

       Recognize your volunteers’ Efforts and find best ways to reward their efforts



Day 5


08.00 – 11.00

  • Evaluating

    Describe your program

    Design the Evaluation

    Collect Data

     Analyze the Data

     Report Results

11.00 – 11.30

  • Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00

  • Evaluation of the course program
  • Filling the feedback forms
  • Europass Mobility Certificate




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