Required Volunteer Trainings

 

GVP requires all volunteers and mentors to attend three 2-hr training sessions in order to work with our unique community of students. Regardless of your past volunteer or professional experience, we believe firmly that everyone can benefit from participating in these sessions as a member of the GVP community. At GVP, we believe in lifelong learning, and view these valuable trainings as opportunities to learn from and teach one another.

Session 1: New Volunteer Orientation

Mandatory for all volunteers and service members before they begin at GVP.

Purpose:

This session clarifies GVP policies and procedures that are relevant to volunteers. It is intended for interested volunteers who are available to meet our current needs. Read more about our current volunteer opportunities.

2018-2019 Session Dates:

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. You will not be able to participate without an RSVP.

Thursday, August 2nd 1:00-2:00pm
Monday, August 13th 6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, August 28th 6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, September 12th 1:00-2:00pm
Friday, September 28th 1:00-2:00pm
Thursday, December 13th at 1:00-2:00pm
Tuesday, January 8th 6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, January 23rd 1:00-2:00pm
Monday, May 6th 6:00-7:00pm
Friday, May 10th 1:00-2:00pm

Note: Orientations can be scheduled as a one-on-one or small group basis. Contact Teni-Ola Ogunjobi if you’d like to discuss a special session.


Session 2: Cultural Orientaton

Mandatory for all volunteers and service members to continue volunteering at GVP.

Purpose:

This orientation aims to explore and develop intercultural competence through an interactive workshop.

2018-2019 Session Dates:

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. You will not be able to participate without an RSVP.

Thursday, October 18th 1:00-2:30pm
Monday, November 12th 6:00-7:30pm
Friday, February 8th 1:00-2:30pm
Tuesday, March 26th 6:00-7:30pm


Session 3: The Trauma of Displacement

Mandatory and must be completed by all volunteers and mentors working with students directly by the end of your first year with us.

Purpose:

This session is about developing an understanding of how the refugee experience impacts GVP students. It provides volunteers with a basic understanding of trauma and torture, how it presents in refugee children, and how to support refugee youth that are impacted by the refugee experience.

2018-2019 Session Dates:

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. You will not be able to participate without an RSVP.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2:00-3:30pm