What does it take? - Eurodesk MT Volunteer training  19/12/2018
What does it take? - Eurodesk MT Volunteer training

Volunteer training has begun to assume special importance, both as a volunteering role requirement and as a motivation to volunteer. As a result to this, Agenzija Zghazagh provided the young people with the ‘Eurodesk Volunteer Training’; training which did not only strengthen the competences of the participants but also contributed to motivate the upcoming volunteers by helping them to achieve and maintain satisfaction in the roles they will take on different ‘European Solidarity Corps’ projects.

The young participants were engaged in different workshops related to the work a volunteer might be doing on a project i.e. offering vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community. More over the participants realised that volunteering comes with a lot of benefits towards one’s well being such as keeping you mentally stimulated and provide a sense of purpose. The participants were exposed to different realities and made aware that being a volunteer and being a tourist are two complete different dimensions even though one might need to travel and live in another country for a while.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities available. The key is to find a position that you would enjoy and are capable of doing. It’s also important to make sure that your commitment matches the organization’s needs. The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is one EU initiative that allows young people up to the age of 30 to enroll in a volunteering experiences related to their interests and abilities. After completing a simple registration process, ESC participants could be selected and invited to join a wide range of projects, such as helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting incentres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities.

If you want to volunteer and are up for a challenge, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!