Skills For Volunteering

Ref: C3840811

This course will provide an opportunity to explore what it takes to be an effective volunteer. Students will be able to develop their personal and professional skills to assist them in current or future volunteering placements. We will cover communication skills, dealing with difficult behaviour, equality and diversity, safeguarding, and confidentiality in relation to volunteering

Course aim

To develop skills for being an effective volunteer.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify four benefits of being a volunteer and the benefits that volunteers bring to an organisation.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in two small group situations.
  • Describe two issues of equality and diversity in relation to volunteering.
  • Outline what confidentiality means and describe how this can be applied in one volunteering situation.

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Skills For Volunteering Course Outline

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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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