Tips for new volunteers

Blogs and articles about starting your volunteering journey.

National Careers Service - Advice on Volunteering - Read this HERE 

GOV.UK - Your rights as a volunteer - Read this HERE

NCVO - I want to Volunteer - Read this HERE

Inspire Learning Awards in Volunteering

Inspire Leaning faciliate Volunteering courses throughout the year at Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Click HERE for more information, and to find out when the next session is taking place.

These qualification are suitable for learners who are thinking about working as a volunteer or those who are already in a volunteering role. 

For more information, please call us on 01623 677 200 or email

Derby College - Community Volunteer Training (Free)

Click HERE for more information, and to register

This introductory training features essential information for community volunteers. The course covers the basics of food hygiene, customer service and data protection.

Derbyshire County Council Volunteer Passport

Click HERE for more information, and to register

Free training for Derbyshire residents who volunteer or are thinking of volunteering.

The training and experience of volunteering offers:

  • increased awareness and knowledge about ourselves and others
  • the opportunity to connect with each other and our communities
  • the opportunity to give something of ourselves to others
  • active learning and inclusive involvement
  • increased opportunities to be curious, observant and aware


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