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Volunteer Essentials Pathway

Humanitarian Leadership Academy
Formación en curso
This free, new e-learning pathway will introduce you to the core skills and knowledge needed to volunteer in the humanitarian sector.

The 5 modules listed below will prepare you to meet the following learning objectives:

Module 1: Introduction

  • How prepared are you to volunteer as part of a humanitarian response? In what ways can you build on your existing knowledge and skills?

Module 2: Volunteering in the humanitarian context

  • Identify who fills various roles within humanitarian response.
  • Describe the activities that take place at each phase of humanitarian response.
  • Identify the roles that can be taken on by volunteers.
  • Understand basic terminology of the humanitarian programme cycle.

Module 3: Applying humanitarian principles as a volunteer

  • Understand the key humanitarian principles, and how they apply to common tasks and dilemmas.
  • Identify and take action in situations where humanitarian action might result in unintended harm.

Module 4: Volunteer communication and accountability

  • Understand the importance of accountability to affected people and the role that communication plays in this.
  • Identify opportunities and methods to improve communication with crisis-affected people.
  • Identify ways to work more collaboratively and effectively with others who are also responding to a crisis, as well as with crisis-affected individuals.

Module 5: Volunteer safety and wellbeing

  • Identify and suggest ways to reduce safety and security risks and threats.
  • Identify personal qualities that may impact risks during certain volunteer assignments, and suggest ways to reduce risks based on these qualities.
  • Plan how to manage stress during volunteer assignments.
How long will it take?

This pathway requires about 2.5 - 3 hours to complete.

Will I get a certificate at the end?

Yes - you will be able to download a certificate once you have have completed all of the modules within the course.

Cómo registrarse

Login to your Kaya account and join the course!