The Volunteer Passport Scheme 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.
The training sessions are available to groups and volunteers from Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead and take place on-line.
View and book training at https://bit.ly/Slough_WAM_training_events
Find out more at: https://bit.ly/Slough_WAM_training_events
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 helps 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.
Safeguarding is the process of working to protect individuals from harm such as abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Here are some of the benefits:
- You can gain confidence
- Knowing that you are making a difference
- Meeting new people
- Being a part of a community
- Learning new skills
- Taking on a challenge
- Having fun!
Voluntary sector groups benefit too with:
- Upskilled volunteers
- Access through SCVS of a database of trained volunteers
- Access to free volunteer management training
- Enhanced ability to meet Slough Quality Protects standards for volunteers
- Ability to add your vacancies to the volunteering newsletter
Ready to volunteer?
Sign up to volunteer at https://oneslough.org.uk/volunteer/
READ SOME VOLUNTEERS' EXPERIENCES
“Volunteering enabled me to gain confidence. I was very worried that my English was not good enough to get a paid role.”
“Volunteering was a great step to help me practise my language skills and the opportunity to practise my qualifications in a new country.”
“Volunteering gave me the confidence to meet new people, make new friends and learn new skills.”
“Volunteering enabled me to take small steps in my recovery and try out new things, to move in the right direction.”
The training has been well received by Slough residents.
“Everything was made to feel comfortable and welcoming.”
“This training is very useful and informative. I would love to attend any courses like this in the future.”
“It was delivered very well and professionally.”
“Brilliant all the way. Thank you.”
“The workshop was relaxed, safe and an easy way to acquire some powerful skills.”