Skills for Volunteers

Ref: C3679881

This course provides an introduction to the key skills of communication, assertiveness, time and stress management. It also covers essential knowledge related to policies and procedures including equality, diversity, inclusion, health and safety and safeguarding. Learners will know how to find an apply for volunteering opportunities.

Course aim

The course will cover the skills, knowledge and qualities required to be an effective volunteer. Learners will know how to identify and apply for volunteering opportunities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify a range of volunteer opportunities both online and offline.
  • Identify and develop communication skills including listening and use of social media.
  • Describe the key policies and procedures relevant to volunteering and know how to apply them.
  • Apply for volunteer posts and prepare to be interviewed.
  • Identify how to set goals and take steps to progress these through action and personal development.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone, a webcam and a personal email address so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Skills for Volunteers

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This course has been cancelled.

Conditions

This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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