An Introduction to Volunteering

Ref: C3741074

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.

Course aim

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.

Download full course outline

An Introduction to Volunteering Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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