Course description

Do you want to volunteer but don’t know how to get started? Are you new to volunteering and would like to learn more?

This course aims to prepare you for a role within a voluntary organisation.

It will help you to:

understand the role of a volunteer within a voluntary organisation
understand the activities of voluntary organisations
identify the skills required to be a successful volunteer
understand the regulatory frameworks that may apply to being a volunteer.

This course is a perfect progression course from any of our community entry level courses or a first step level 1 qualification.

What can this course lead to?

Other level 1 courses you can do are:

Interpersonal Skills (Level 1)
Investigating Enterprise (Level 1)
Essential Digital Skills Entry/Level 1.

Possible careers include volunteering.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 18 July 2022 - 20 July 2022

  • Monday 18 Jul 2022 to Wednesday 20 Jul 2022

Session dates for 21 September 2022 - 23 September 2022

  • Wednesday 21 Sep 2022 to Friday 23 Sep 2022

Course fees and funding support


* This course is fully funded for eligible students.

If you are not eligible, there will be a cost of £75.00 plus an additional fee if you choose to stay over. The vast majority of students are eligible to study for free and we will confirm when you apply.