INEX-SDA’s Global Volunteering Cycle is an educational volunteer programme that guides volunteers step by step from preparation, project participation to follow-up activities, and enables them to have a comprehensive volunteer experience.
The cycle consists of 4 parts:
1. Information session for new volunteers
2. Selection of projects and application process
3. Pre-departure training
4. Follow-up meeting
All parts of the cycle are open to everyone who is interested in volunteering and you can participate in any part regardless the order. However, the pre-departure training is compulsory for all INEX-SDA’s volunteers going to projects in Africa, Asia or Central and Latin America.
The pre-departure training is a crucial part of the cycle and enables participants to set their volunteer experience in a bigger picture. It is based on the methods of critical thinking, analysis of North-South relationship, and offers space for realizing one’s own identity.
The training aims at developing participants’:
- critical thinking,
- media literacy,
- knowledge of global education.