Introduction to Volunteering

Ref: C3747612

This short, friendly course will help you understand what volunteering is. You will better understand what you want to get out of volunteering and how to match your interests to volunteering roles in your area.

Course aim

Understand what volunteering involves and how you can find a volunteering role that is right for you

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:

  • List the main reasons people choose to volunteer their time
  • Describe what my main reason is for volunteering
  • Describe what is usually expected of a volunteer (e.g. by finding the Volunteer Policy for an organisation that interests me)
  • Find the websites and places where volunteering roles are usually advertised

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a notebook and a pen as you'll get lots of ideas from the tutor and from the others on the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Introduction to Volunteering

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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

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