Power of Volunteering

Training course 17/10/2023 – 24/10/2023 in Ourense, Spain

EKO is happy to announce that one more amazing youth exchange has been successfully completed. The project “Power of volunteering projects” united 34 young participants from Latvia, Croatia, Armenia, Spain, Turkey, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Poland and Italy. It was organized by the Latvian organization World our home, and took place in Rezekne (Latvia) from 16  to 22 of  October 2023. 


Aims & Objectives of the project 


The aim of the training course “Power of Volunteering projects” was to improve and raise the quality of

the implementation of volunteering projects with a focus on ESC and thus ensuring the higher-quality

of the project activities for all actors in the project cycle (volunteer, host organization, supporting

organization, mentor, supervisor) as well as for the other target groups – different institutions, local

volunteers, local community, etc. With this project, they wanted to achieve understanding, transparency

and successful implementation of all steps of the volunteering projects as well as to provide space and

opportunity for networking and collaboration with partners in which organizations can help and

support themselves during the realization of their current and future volunteering projects.


More specifically the objectives were:

  • Project implementation
  • Understanding, transparency and successful implementation 
  • Opportunities for collaboration


Workshops & Activities of the project 


Through this project, participants had the opportunity to get better in some key competencies such as multilingual competence, personal, social and learning to learn competence. During  the week, they worked with a non-formal methodology on topics like solidarity, the power of volunteering, ESC and youth competences. Through workshops with amazing doodles on flipchart they approached different values of volunteering and the importance of community engagement. They used games like barnga, storytelling and treasure hunt as a method to engage the group and help them further understand the topics. Also, they visited a local youth center, where participants had the chance to meet with local organizations, prepare activities for their children and learn about their work in the local comunity. 


An amazing opportunity and great experience for EKO’s team


Marianna, Sotiri, Mario, Eleni and Sotiris were the members of this amazing Greek team whom we really wanna thank for all their contribution and collaboration throughout the project!


As EKO, we are very grateful for that amazing opportunity given to the Greek team and we thank our partner World our home and the members of the hosting organization for all their hard work and for creating such an impactful project!

Thank you – Ευχαριστούμε – Paldies