An Introduction to Volunteering
This workshop will explore types of volunteering roles in the Epsom area and beyond. It will included guest speakers who will give you information about how you can get involved and can support you to identify your transferable skills as well as explain the benefits of volunteering
Additional information about this course
This course is run by the WEA, working in partnership with East Surrey College delivering Adult Learning across the East Surrey area.
To provide a brief introduction to volunteering
Who is the course for?
Anyone interesting in finding out about volunteering
What topics will this course cover
Volunteering roles Transferable skill The benefits of volunteering
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
Identify a variety of volunteering roles Identify transferable skills Consider the benefits to you and the organisation
How will I know I'm making progress?
Feedback will be given during the session about roles that may suit specific skills sets and opportunities available in volunteering. Learners will also be signposted to relevant organisations for further Information.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Note pad and pen
Reading and information sources
What could the course lead to?
Could lead to a longer course in volunteering or securing a volunteering role through the signposted process.