Do you want to make a difference in the youth education field, while discovering new cultures and developing yourself?
Awesome, you’re in the right place! :)
GrowEdu is looking for enthusiastic and open-minded people to guide the European teenagers during the journey of self-discovery! We offer the context, you, with the right training skills, bring the curiosity and passion for education.
What does a
GrowEdu trainer do?
Delivers educational sessions in English to the high school students.
Build and preserve a strong community among the participants
Research facilitation techniques actively and constantly improve and adapt your training based on your audience
Fill out the registration form
Receive an e-mail with the assessment
Complete and send the assessment
Have the final online interview
Receive the final answer
Enter the internal community
Participate in ITTT-> Get ready to deliver!
After you complete the registration, the recruitment assessment, have the final interview and be selected as one of our trainers, you will sign a volunteering agreement. When you are selected, you will express your availability to deliver some sessions and you will be allocated and paired accordingly. Also, you will take part in an ITTT (International Train the Trainers) in order to be prepared for the camp in terms of curriculum understanding and delivery.See more about our cooperation
Do you wonder what’s up with GrowEdu?
We thought about letting some people that already been through this answer some questions about the experience.
Why join GrowEdu as a trainer?
• You develop useful abilities, like:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Critical-thinker and problem-solver
- Experience with e-learning
- Team working and community building skills;
- Understanding of effective teaching methodologies and tools
- Working in a multicultural environment;
• You have a positive impact on the European teenagers and their education.
• You interact with diverse people and make new friends.
• You become part of a like-minded community and share good case practices in your area of expertise
How can you join?
As a senior trainer
The training opportunity is a paid one. If you pass the assessment and the final interview and be recruited as a senior trainer, you will be contracted as a collaborator and receive compensation accordingly.
As a junior-mid trainer
This is a volunteering opportunity. You will facilitate together with a senior and have the opportunity to grow as a trainer inside the camp by: having a mentor, having ITTT and having a personal educational plan based on your current training competencies and skills.
What to bring?
• Strong interest in youth education
• Volunteering experience
• Training experience
• Outstanding English skills
• Communication skills, both verbally and written
• Organizational skills
• Interest for fast-paced self-development
• People-oriented approach
Other things to take into consideration that we recommend to have:
good internet connection
good command of apps like: Google Meet, Zoom, Mentimeter, Kahoot and being able to learn fast new interactive apps that engage our participants
How to apply as a TRAINER
Be present at the sessions you are allocated during the camp
Prepare yourself beforehand and deliver the sessions in a manner aligned to the camp's objectives
Announce at least 72 hours before if any changes appear that directly impact the project
Be present at all trainer's meetings
Participate in the training courses provided by the organizers
Report directly to the Training Coordinator and constantly provide feedback for improvement
Offer a complete and coherent training in order to make their delivery aligned to the project's objectives
Provide the trainers with all the projects details, relevant for their participation in the project
Provide the trainers with the curriculum and training materials and ensure their understanding of it
Announce at least 72 hours before if any changes appear that directly impact their delivery
Issue a nominal certification which would attest the volunteer’s status.
Ensure that all trainers are part of the community and constantly track their performance and development within the programme
“Based on my previous experiences, I thought that it would be harder for me to work with high schools students. But then I met these teens and wow, they were asking a lot of questions and they really enjoyed being around someone "different". That makes me really happy and full of hope for the next generations. The sessions went pretty much well and I really loved the general experience.”
Antonio, trainer from Italy
“For me, being a GrowEdu trainer was incredibly rewarding. The participants brought to every session a willingness to participate and try new things, even if the purpose of what we were doing wasn’t blatantly obvious. The bonds I made during this month are ones that cannot be matched. Spending time with so many like-minded people is incredible. In my opinion, if you have the opportunity to participate in GrowEdu, it is an experience not worth missing.”
Chaia Anne, trainer from Australia
“To be honest, calling GrowEdu just a project doesn’t seem to be doing it justice. Calling it a life-changing project is, in my opinion, the least amount of justice one could possibly do to GrowEdu. What I have learnt of this experience is: Do not let some superficial geographical boundaries define who you are, the way you are supposed to be, who you are supposed to hate in this world and whom to love.”
Tahatrainer from Pakistan
“I learnt a lot of things during this project. From the conference, I learnt how to speak in front of people, how to design a session and make it an interesting one and how to manage my time. I also made friends from different countries. From the sessions I learnt to be very honest to everybody, I became more flexible and I got to understand people around me. I liked that my participants were curious about my country, my religion and also about myself. Read more...”
Anditrainer from Indonesia
“For me, GrowEdu means a lot of things. It means work, experience, friendship, happiness. I will never forget the days that I had to deliver the topics. During the sessions, I was feeling so important for the participants. Those teenagers were sitting on their chairs waiting to learn things from me, waiting to learn things that would help them to find their own way. When I first saw the smiles on their faces, I think, was one of the best times in my life. It’s so important to know that you can help young people to decide what they want to do with their lives.”
Zozefinatrainer from Greece
““GrowEdu” is the word which is connected to my life and it is one of the most intense experience I ever had in my life. I discovered myself in multi-dimensions, I became more self-aware, more sociable and optimistic. More importantly, I am more open-minded and I grew myself in that manner where I can see the world differently these days! I really hope that I have created a real impact on the teenagers! I would be really glad to take part in this project one more time if it’s possible and I would be even happier to start this kind of project in my country and increase the impact in numbers where the people with different cultures meet and start learning in a different manner, in the same GrowEdu atmosphere!”
Sai Betalatrainer from India
“There is no doubt that GrowEdu is the best project I have ever took part in. The six weeks I spent in Romania became the most special episode in my life. It not only made my students ‘grow’, but also myself. The people I met here, including my students and my teammates, made my experience wonderful. I will take all the great memories with me and never forget them!”
Lulutrainer from China
“GrowEdu is innovative, it is a multicultural experience that allows both internationals and Romanian participants to gather together in a space of learning and non formal education. It was really an amazing experience, I had the chance to share my knowledge with the participants and also learn from them!”
Erij Ghanmitrainer from Tunisia