Course title:
Skills for Volunteers
Tutor:
Jane Walton
Course ID:
C3679882
Start date:
10/01/2022
End date:
14/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 10 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Mon 17 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Mon 24 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Mon 31 Jan 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Mon 07 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Mon 14 Feb 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Mon 10 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 17 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 24 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 31 Jan 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 07 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 14 Feb 2022
Times
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
St Marys Community Centre
The Circle
Chequerfield
PONTEFRACT
WF8 2AY
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£45.60 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone, a webcam and a personal email address so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
Course aim:
The course will cover the skills, knowledge and qualities required to be an effective volunteer. Learners will know how to identify and apply for volunteering opportunities.
Course description:
This course provides an introduction to the key skills of communication, assertiveness, time and stress management. It also covers essential knowledge related to policies and procedures including equality, diversity, inclusion, health and safety and safeguarding. Learners will know how to find an apply for volunteering opportunities.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Identify a range of volunteer opportunities both online and offline.
2. Identify and develop communication skills including listening and use of social media.
3. Describe the key policies and procedures relevant to volunteering and know how to apply them.
4. Apply for volunteer posts and prepare to be interviewed.
5. Identify how to set goals and take steps to progress these through action and personal development.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk