Voluntary Norfolk is working with Norfolk County Council Adult Learning Service, Community Action Norfolk, voluntary organisations and volunteers to develop a new Volunteer Passport for Norfolk.
What is a Volunteer Passport?
A Volunteer Passport is a programme that helps volunteers to develop knowledge and skills to help them in their volunteering roles and to move more easily between volunteering placements. It includes core training that equips volunteers with the basic knowledge needed for most volunteering roles, as well as support to identify and apply for volunteering roles.
Core Training for Volunteers
The training will be delivered by Norfolk County Council’s Adult Learning Service and, due to Covid19, all of the training will currently be delivered on line. There will be five core training modules:
- Introduction to Volunteering
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Health and Safety
- Safeguarding Adults and Children
- Person-centred working
We are now entering the Pilot Phase of the Passport programme, with a number of volunteers already signed up to try and test some of the main elements of the programme. The feedback from the volunteers involved in the pilot will be presented to the Pilot Steering Group, which includes people with experience of volunteering and organisations that work with volunteers.
If you would like to find out more about the Volunteer Passport or the Pilot, please download our Volunteer Passport for Norfolk – Information for Volunteers or email Laura Holland.