Volunteer Facilitator

Voluntary Service Overseas, United Kingdom

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd September, 2017

Job Description

Could you help train VSO volunteers

VSO is an International Development charity with a vision for a 'world without poverty' and a mission to 'bring people together to fight poverty'. We recruit professionals and young people to work as volunteers, living and working alongside local people in developing countries to share their skills. In delivering our work, VSO draws particularly on the Sustainable Development Goals and the principles of universality and leaving no-one behind.

What is the role

You will have the chance to directly facilitate training of VSO volunteers from the UK. You'll work alongside a team including staff, other volunteers and returned VSO volunteers to deliver high-impact, dynamic and fun training programmes that will prepare people to adjust to life as a VSO volunteer, and make the biggest possible impact through their placements.

Who are we looking for

We're looking for individuals with:

  • Experience of living and working overseas.
  • Experience in facilitation of group training and presentation skills.
  • Direct experience of working cross-culturally and the ability to promote and share learning and understanding of different cultures.
  • Strong verbal communication.
  • Proven ability to promote self-awareness and learning and development among young people.
  • Ability to propose solutions to challenges, adapting to change and consulting with others to make decisions.
  • Openness and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • Flexibility to adapt to new situations.

What are the benefits

Facilitators will:

  • Receive a course in training methodology, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Develop new transferable skills that can help develop CVs and career progression.
  • Learn how to promote inclusive learning, especially around development issues.
  • Network with established and future VSO volunteers.
  • Have the opportunity to contribute ideas towards how VSO designs and delivers training.

What is the commitment

This is a voluntary role. Facilitators will need to commit to attending a minimum of six training events per year (a total of 6 days).

Each training event takes place on a weekend (most likely to be Sunday at venues across the UK - London, Reading, York, Cardiff, and Leicester - subject to change). All travel costs and accommodation are covered and refreshments are provided.


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