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Basis

Supportive volunteering (VA Online)

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In our basictrainings we always handle 4 subjects – motivation and personal effectiveness, the rol and position of a volunteer, basic principles for communication and setting limits.
In the VA online basictraining supportive volunteering you learn important skills that will help you in your (one-on-one) contact with the person you support. You do this by a combination of online modules and a practice session, during which you can practise the handled subjects.

Objectives and content
VA online trainings combine online learning with a live session to practise the learned subjects. The trainer provides online feedback.

The training consists of:

  • a meet & greet session (via Zoom)
  • five online modules
  • a practice session (via Zoom)
  • online closing and evaluation.

In the online modules you learn the important skills you require for supportive volunteering such as:

  • motivation and personal effectiveness
  • role and position of a volunteer, maatje or buddy
  • basic communication skills
  • setting and guarding limits
  • giving and receiving feedback
  • stimulating and motivating others.

For whom?
This training is intended for new buddies or volunteers who (wish to) work for one of our partner organisations. Please note: enrollment for this course takes place via your coordinator of the volunteering organisation..

How does it work?
On the start-date you receive an introduction mail with information about the inlog process. You learn the theory through text and exercises that you can carry out at home, behind your computer and in your own environment. You receive feedback from the trainer per e-mail. A practice session is scheduled towards the end of the training. During this (mandatory) session you can practise what you learned in the online modules under digital guidance of the trainer. During this session you can also share your experiences.

Time investment
Approximately 10 hours, to be scheduled as you wish, after the scheduled meet & greet session. The practice session is prefixed/scheduled.

Study material
Online modules with information and practising exercises, that can be downloaded in pdf-format.

Number of participants
The training can accommodate up to 12 participants (with a minimum of 8).

Certificate of attendance
yes

Application
Registration through your coordinator of the related volunteering organisation.

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