How to Volunteer in your Community

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Course code:†21K002C3

This online learning course will help you to review the skills needed to undertake a voluntary position and explore the benefits of volunteering in any setting.

When and where

Cost

Fees and concessions

Free. There is no tuition fee charged for this course.

Course details

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;
mso-no-proof:yes">Would you like to volunteer? Do you want to work with
children but donít know how to go about it? Would you like to offer your
knowledge and support to a group of people? Have you got a few hours a week to
spare and donít know what to do? &nbsp;Would
you like some guidance on volunteering? &nbsp;Then look no further! This course will help
you to review the skills needed to undertake a voluntary position and explore
the benefits of volunteering in any setting.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;
mso-no-proof:yes">&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:6.0pt"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Activities will include:</span><br></p><ul><li><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;
mso-no-proof:yes">recognising own personal skills and qualities</span></li><li><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;
mso-no-proof:yes">understand the skills needed to volunteer</span></li><li><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;
mso-no-proof:yes">understand the benefits of volunteering</span></li><li><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;
mso-no-proof:yes">places to volunteer</span></li><li><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;
mso-no-proof:yes">explore basic health and safety in the workplace</span></li><li><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;
mso-no-proof:yes">prepare you for the work place</span></li></ul><o:p></o:p><p></p>











Course requirements

<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;
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mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:
EN-GB;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA;mso-no-proof:yes">This course will take place
online from the comfort of your own home. You will need to be able to follow
URL links to pages on the internet and follow links to join </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:
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mso-no-proof:yes">. Access to a computer, speakers, a microphone, a webcam, an
internet connection and a personal email address is needed to be able to take
part in this course.</span>

Location

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:6.0pt">Online</p>









What are the benefits of this course?

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 6pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">You will:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"></p><ul><li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">be able to access advice and feedback from a qualified teacher</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">be able to understand your own personal skills and qualities</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">be able to explain the skills needed to become a volunteer</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">be able to recognise the benefits of volunteering</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">be able to identify hazards and risks in the workplace</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">be able to take part in an interview for a volunteer position</span></li></ul><p></p>

How will I learn?

<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;
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mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:
EN-GB;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA;mso-no-proof:yes">The course is structured to
cover six weekly sessions, along with additional contacts and links to information
which may interest you. You will learn at your own pace, in your own home,
enabling you to participate at times that fit around your home life and other
commitments.</span>

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;
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mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:
EN-GB;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA;mso-no-proof:yes">Your teacher will be available
at a regular time to give you verbal or written feedback when you complete each
activity via </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;
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mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA;
mso-no-proof:yes">online. You will be able to keep a record of your progress
and achievement using completed activities that you can upload to </span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;mso-ascii-theme-font:
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mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA;
mso-no-proof:yes">. You will be encouraged to share your work and discuss your
learning, by completing an activity assessment log for each activity completed.</span>

Are there any additional costs?

<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;
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mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:
EN-GB;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA;mso-no-proof:yes">The course has been designed to
provide a maximum of 12 hours of learning and is free to enrol on.</span>

What qualification will I get?

<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;
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mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:
EN-GB;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA;mso-no-proof:yes">This course does not lead to a
qualification, but you will have a good foundation to build upon for further
study.</span>

What will I be able to do after this course?

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;
mso-no-proof:yes">You will be able to enrol onto a Back to Reality course to
upgrade your CV or enrol on a wide range of courses at Adult Education
Wolverhampton. Check the website for new courses which start throughout the
year. <o:p></o:p></span></p>



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Further information

<p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">For further information or careers or educational advice please contact our Student Gateway:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="center" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span></p><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 192, 0);">01902 558180 |&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(255, 192, 0);">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</span></span></a></span><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 192, 0);">&nbsp;|&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk/"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(255, 192, 0);">www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</span></span></a></span>