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EVS Realm

Results and tools created during our 30-month long project:

1.     EVS Strong Houses Mastery Class 

A Training framework for beginner ESC hosting organizations – focused on organisational management in relation to quality ESC project design, generating meaningful learning experiences for all those involved (volunteers, organizations, community);

2.     Mentors’ Initiation Journey Itinerary 

A Training Framework for ESC mentors (current or future) or other support-persons – focused on generating understanding of the mentoring role and defining an individualised mentoring process for each volunteer and the overall support-role to be offered within an ESC volunteering project;

3.     TreasureBox for Mentors and other support-persons in ESC Volunteering projects  

A set of 26 working tools and mentoring techniques for ESC mentors  and other support-persons, structured in 4 support-categories (Building relationships within the project team; Personal, emotional and mental wellbeing; Problem Solving; Personal Development and the Learning Process)  for different mentoring needs and phases in a mentoring relationship;

4.     Policy Recommendations for Improved ESC Quality

Policy recommendations on how to improve the quality of  (ESC) long-term, full-time volunteering projects, both in-country and cross-border, with a particular focus on the crucial role of mentors, based on evidence gathered throughout the project. The document is available also in Flemish, French, Greek, Polish, Romanian.

EVS Realm Final Multiplier Event
KA2 Strategic Partnership​
2017 - 2019
Project goal: 
  • To build capacity of beginner EVS hhosting organisations

  • To increase quality of the learning experience of the EVS volunteers by developing training and resources for the  mentors engaged in EVS

  • To increase awareness of relevant stakeholders about the challenges faced by organisations in ensuring the quality of the EVS experiences and the key role of mentors in enhancing the quality of the EVS experience for the volunteer, the organisations & the community.

Project results:

  • A training module design for training for mentors in EVS obtaining a complete training curriculum.

  • A toolBox for Mentors in EVS

  • A policy paper on EVS quality

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