Are you a social enterprise who would like the funding and support of committed volunteers to support your sustainability or growth?
Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, special needs, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs?
Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people?
Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives.
Within the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Youth funding programme, we would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects. But many organisations currently hosting volunteers through our funding are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs (e.g. disability, social issues, special needs, mental challenges, e-training course.).
We’ve identified that the social economy (including organisations such as social enterprises) often has projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations. Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support sustainability and growth, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures.
We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations from across Europe together with the youth field to explore the possibilities, advantages, funding and concerns of having a European Volunteer in a social enterprise project.
Attendance at this four day, residential training course in Glasgow City Centre is funded and we are looking for UK social enterprises to take this first step in to the funding and partnerships.
For full details and to apply for a place, please visit our event webpage: http://trainings.salto-youth.net/7440