Action Towards Inclusion - Growing in Confidence Harrogate 4

Ref: C3672821

An inspirational course which will help adults to develop their skills to be confident and effective volunteers. The course includes exploring the role of the volunteer, developing good communication and interpersonal skills, understanding important policies and procedures relating to volunteers and developing knowledge / skills relating to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Additional information about this course

This is an Action Towards Inclusion course. Find out about how to take part by contacting Diane Quinney 07824 545919

Course aim

To equip adults with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to be an effective volunteer. To explore and prepare for local opportunities for volunteering.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • Adults who are thinking of undertaking volunteer work, or current volunteers looking to extend their personal development as an active volunteer.

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

  • Say how personal skills, strengths and interests can be used when working as a volunteer
  • Explain some key responsibilities to be taken and procedures to be followed as a volunteer
  • Describe 3 examples of equality and diversity good practice when working as a volunteer
  • Identify at least 3 ways of improving listening and communication skills
  • Demonstrate improved confidence in a range of situations when working as, or preparing to work as, a volunteer

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Pen, paper and a folder for your work and handouts would be useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You may wish to explore some of the following resources "Just About Managing" - Sandy Adirondack "Vountary but not an Amateur" - Sandy Adirondack WEA website

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Action Towards Inclusion - Growing in Confidence Harrogate 4


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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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