Each of the four Venture programme weekend workshops concentrate on specific themes and they are delivered by outside facilitators who are experts in their fields.
Due to Covid-19 public health restrictions Venture Autumn 2020 will take place online therefore there will be some modifications to the content below:
The training modules are
Module 1: Introduction and Logistics sessions
Module 2: Global Awareness
Module 3: Mission and Development
Module 4: Returned Volunteer Experiences
Module 5: Health
Module 6: Community Development and Leadership
Module 7: Cultural Adaptation
Module 8: Research Methodology (includes Moodle course of 5 sessions)
Module 9: Challenge and Conflict
Module 10: Project Cycle Management and Monitoring & Evaluation.
Module 11: Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection (Moodle course 6 sections)
Module 12: Technical Writing (Moodle course 4 sections)
Module 13: UN Basic Security in the Field online course (If going overseas as a VC volunteer)
There are other induction courses for specific countries once a role has been developed
Some of our expert facilitators
Patty Abozaglo, Ronan White, Patrick Marren, David Nyaluke, Rory Halpin, Meabh-Anne McNamara, Barbara Cullinan, Sally Roddy and Bridget McCarthy
Students receive a certificate of completion from VC which is widely recognised by international NGOs and Development organisations.