What is it?
The Gold is the third level of the Global Citizen Award.
- Variety of Development Education activities
- Significant time commitment
- Attainable for some volunteers.
Who is it for?
All returned volunteers (18+) in Ireland with a minimum of 1 week overseas volunteer experience. There is no restriction on when your volunteering placement took place.
What will I get from it?
- Champion global justice issues that you are passionate about.
- Increased knowledge about the Sustainable Development Goals and development issues.
- Social media, advocacy and reflective post writing skills.
- Network and make connections with like-minded people.
- Obtain a personal achievement - Awardees will be recognised at a National Award Ceremony and become a part of the GCA Alumni Network.
Mentors can play a pivotal role throughout the Global Citizen Award journey. Mentors are all returned international volunteers and past awardees of the Global Citizen Award. They are on hand in a supportive capacity to help guide you with your award actions and reflective posts.
If you would like a mentor please indicate so on your registration form or contact the Global Citizen Award Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is involved?
There are 7 steps you must achieve to attain the Gold Award
Complete pre-departure and debriefing workshops
Minimum 1 weeks volunteering overseas with Irish Volunteer Sending Organisation
Develop your Reflective Posts – 4 for GOLD 2 for SILVER or 1 for BRONZE
Complete Action Projects when home – 2 GOLD, 2 for SILVER, 1 for BRONZE
1 approved Development Education training workshop (also Silver option)
Volunteer commitment in Ireland (40hrs) for GOLD – Option (10hrs) SILVER
Complete Final Report Form and Submit!
Registering for the Global Citizen award is easy! Simply choose your award, Bronze, Silver or Gold.
Alternatively, contact your volunteer sending organisation to find out if they are participating in the Award.
Once you have registered you will need to plan and complete your Award actions with the help of your mentor and the free online supports. Be sure to keep us posted on your Award journey and actions here at home with pictures and updates to the GCA online community and by using #GCAIreland.
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