The Volunteer Passport is a Slough initiative, which offers a series of four FREE short training modules, exploring the key areas all volunteers need to successfully volunteer with charities and groups. These modules give you the basic skills, awareness, confidence and knowledge required to volunteer.
On completion of the 4-week course, you will be awarded a Volunteer Passport certificate, which enables you to start your volunteering journey and will enhance your career path.
To complete the course, you have a choice of whether you sign up for the Adult Safeguarding or Children’s Safeguarding modules. The four modules take place on four consecutive Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm:
19th Jan 2022 – Adult Safeguarding
26th Jan 2022- Communication Skills
2nd Feb 2022 – Equality and Diversity
9th Feb 2022 – Boundaries and Confidentiality
23rd Feb 2022 – Children’s Safeguarding
Watch the Volunteer Passport promo video here: https://youtu.be/eYmC0SC6dsI
To sign up for the Volunteer Passport, click ‘Select a Date’ and register for your chosen modules by clicking on the ‘Tickets’ buttons. You will need to register for each module separately. You are welcome to sign up for both the Adult and Children’s Safeguarding modules but you only need to complete one, alongside the other three modules, to complete the course and gain your certificate.
More about the modules
Safeguarding is the process of working to protect individuals from harm such as abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Equality and Diversity
Equality and diversity is all about treating people fairly and with respect, no matter what their differences may be. We will look at how to promote equal opportunities and recognise the value of diversity.
Boundaries and Confidentiality
Boundaries set the limits of what is and is not acceptable and help to protect ourselves and service users by clarifying what types of behaviour and language will or will not be tolerated. Confidentiality involves protecting and actively promoting the dignity and privacy of service users.
The ability to communicate effectively is essential, no matter where you volunteer, it sounds like it should be instinctive but often when we say one thing it can be misinterpreted leading to misunderstandings and frustration.