SKILLSET: Supporting Knowledgeable Intercultural Life-long Learners: Sustain, Encourage, and Train
Our volunteers are crucial in many ways for YFU. They interview and prepare exchange students and host families; they facilitate orientations for students who are on exchange in Norway; they facilitate trainings for host families and contact persons; they arrange social meet up’s for former exchange students and YFU alumni; they act as contact persons for students who are in Norway and much more. In order to do all these things properly and to enjoy doing them even more, our volunteers needed training.
SKILLSET project was made possible when we received a grant from LNU Herreløs arv. Multiple trainings have taken place across Norway and we have had about 120 participants, counting individually those who participate more than once.
The goals of the project were to:
- strengthen, revive, and stimulate our existing volunteer network
- generate new motivated and dedicated volunteers for YFU Norway.
Volunteers who took part in the trainings have been given the tools to continue working for our organization on a higher level than before. They have received knowledge and skills to strengthen our organization, and further develop their own and other volunteers’ skillsets. We believe that through these trainings, our volunteers acquired unique knowledge that benefits and strengthens our organization as well as them as individuals.