VOLUNTEERING AND MENTORING (2017-2018)

General information

Qualification awarded: Curs Superior Universitari (Degree Universitat Barcelona)
Management:
  • Alsina Masmitjà, Josep
Number of credits: 5,00
Length of course (in academic years): 1
Mode of delivery (face-to-face/ blended/ distance): Face-to-face
Centre responsible : Faculty of Education
In-company placement(s): Yes (consult conditions with the course directors)
Enrolment fee:
  • Free
  • An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
Classes begin: 11/1/2017

Objectives and admission

Learning objectives:
- To reflect on the meaning of volunteering and volunteer action and to contextualize it when included in a social action project.
- To understand the guidelines of volunteering in general as a key element to guarantee independence in volunteering while respecting the limits established by those guidelines.
- To understand the role of the mentor and the potential and limitations of this form of volunteering.
- To understand that volunteering is an individual but not isolated activity, which shares common objectives with the members of the organization and which must work together in order to achieve these common objectives.
- To understand the relevance of coordination with the programme's technical officers so as to better orient their mentorship tasks.
- To understand the context of mentorship and the profile of mentees.
- To understand the procedures used to identify possible difficult situations or problems that may appear during a mentorship.
- To understand and learn to identify possible solutions to those problems, in relation with the organization and the mentor's role and scope.
- To review personal behaviour as mentors to identify opportunities for improvement or change.
- To include changes, new action strategies or new ways of operation depending on the specific circumstances or situations.
- To evaluate processes of change.
- To acquire basic cognitive and emotional mechanisms useful for volunteering at an intrapersonal level.
- To acquire basic active listening skills oriented to user relationship.
- To acquire basic interpersonal communication skills oriented to user relationship.

Recommended applicant profiles and admission requirements:
People involved in volunteering through work as mentors.

Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:
Students who are not university graduates may be admitted on these courses. These students will be eligible for a university extension course certificate.Information regarding the entry requirements in this case can be obtained from the course coordinators.

Date on which pre-enrolment begins: 10/1/2017
Date on which pre-enrolment ends: 10/30/2017

Further information

FACULTY OR SCHOOL WHERE THE COURSE IS TAUGHT

Name of individual or institution: Facultat d'Educació
Address: Passeig de la Vall d'Hebron, 171 Campus Mundet 08035 Barcelona Espanya
Email address: jalsina@ub.edu

Telephone: 9340535122



FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES

Name of individual or institution: Josep Alsina Masmitjà
Address: Passeig de la Vall d'Hebron, 171 Campus Mundet 08035 Barcelona Espanya
Email address: jalsina@ub.edu

Telephone: 9340535122



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