Skills for Volunteers

Ref: C3673050

An inspirational course which focuses on your skills and experience and helps you to develop them further to be a more confident and effective volunteer. The course involves working together as a group to learn about communication and interpersonal skills, team work, inclusive practice and how to present yourself confidently . We will explore the role of the volunteer, safe working practice, research local volunteering opportunities and how to ensure being a volunteer meets your aspirations.

Additional information about this course

The course is run in partnership with The Sanctuary and New Beginnings Project. Places are only open to clients from these projects.

Course aim

The course will develop your skills, knowledge and confidence to be an effective volunteer. It provides the opportunity to explore and prepare for local volunteering opportunities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Say how your personal skills, strengths and interests can be used when working as a volunteer
  • Identify local volunteering opportunities
  • Explain some of the roles and responsibilities of a volunteer
  • State 3 ways to improve communication skills
  • Demonstrate improved confidence and skills relevant to volunteering

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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

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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Skills for Volunteers

Conditions

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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