In October, an Armenian team participated in the “Power of Volunteering Projects” Erasmus training in Rezekne, Latvia. Focused on enhancing volunteering initiatives, especially within the European Solidarity Corps (ESC), the team included ESC alumni from the Foundation for International Organizations and Hosting (FIOH). The training aimed to elevate project execution, benefiting volunteers, host organizations, and the broader community.

Through workshops and interactive sessions, the team absorbed insights to champion volunteering for positive change, actively implementing ESC principles. Networking played a key role, in fostering connections for potential future collaborations. The experience extended beyond the training room, with the team immersing themselves in Rezekne’s local culture, and gaining valuable insights for creating inclusive and impactful volunteering projects.

As the team reflects on this transformative journey, they express gratitude for the tangible power of volunteering. Equipped with newfound knowledge and a broader network, they are ready to make a meaningful difference in their community. This success story stands as a testament to the profound impact such projects can have on personal and collective growth—here’s to the power of volunteering and the positive change it brings!

This October our Armenian team, participated in Erasmus training “Power of Volunteering Projects” in Rezekne, Latvia.
“Power of Volunteering Projects” training course brought together an international team of enthusiastic individuals dedicated to enhancing the quality of volunteering projects, with a special focus on European Solidarity Corps (ESC).
We had our ESC alumni of FIOH taking part and contributing to the training and representing Armenia in Latvia.The primary aim of the training course was to elevate the execution of volunteering projects, emphasizing ESC, and thereby ensuring superior project activities for all stakeholders involved in the project cycle. This includes volunteers, host organizations, supporting organizations, mentors, supervisors, and other target groups such as local volunteers and communities.
The team dived into workshops, interactive sessions, and collaborative experiences, absorbing insights to champion the power of volunteering for positive change. As a team, we actively engaged in understanding and implementing ESC principles. This wasn’t just theory; we’re taking these lessons to heart to ensure better quality in our future volunteering initiatives.
Networking and collaboration were a big part of the training. We shared our experiences and connected with participants from diverse backgrounds. The project not only broadened our horizons but also set the stage for potential future collaborations, creating a network of support for successful volunteering projects.
Beyond the classroom, we explored the local culture of Rezekne, fostering a deeper connection with the community. This cultural exchange provided invaluable insights, shaping our ability to create more inclusive and impactful volunteering projects in the future.
Reflecting on the experience, we’re grateful for the transformative journey. We’ve discovered firsthand the tangible power of volunteering as a force for positive change. Equipped with newfound knowledge and a broader network, we’re ready to make a difference in our community.
To those considering similar opportunities, don’t underestimate the impact such projects can have on personal and collective growth. Here’s to the power of volunteering and the positive change it brings!