Derbyshire Volunteer Passport
The Volunteer Passport is a countywide short training course, funded by Derbyshire County Council, exploring the key areas all volunteers need to be aware of.
Those who complete the training are awarded an accredited Level 1 Investors in Quality certificate for the NCFE, and a Volunteer Passport photo ID badge which shows they have undertaken this core training.
Anyone can have a Volunteer Passport
The Volunteer Passport is for anyone, of any age who volunteers or is interested in volunteering in the future.
You could be an experienced volunteer who already gives several hours a week or you could be thinking about volunteering for the first time.
You don’t need any qualifications or a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check to join this training. However, the agency you volunteer with will organise a DBS check for you if you need one for your role.
Reasons to get a Volunteer Passport
- It celebrates your enthusiasm and commitment to volunteering
- It gives you the basic skills, awareness and knowledge required to volunteer
- It helps build on previous volunteering, work, life and training experience.
- It supports future volunteering, work or training and education opportunities.
The course is taught over five units, these are:
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
- Keeping yourself and others safe
- First Aid
- Person centred approach
- Health and Safety
There are limited number of free places available for volunteers to undertake the Volunteer Passport. Please get in touch with Damien Greenhalgh on 01457 865722 to find out more.
Training sessions are held at in Glossop Adult Education Centre or at The Bureau’s office.
After the training
If you’re not already a volunteer, you can check the volunteering opportunities on The Bureau’s website or contact local community groups and charities who may be able to help you find an opportunity to suit your skills and interests.