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Volunteer Passport Scheme - Free training!

Who is the Volunteer Passport Scheme for?
Anyone who is aged 16 and over!
Whatever your experience, if you are interested in volunteering, this free training is for you.
Volunteering is for everyone, no matter your background, you can volunteer to make a difference to your community and use the skills and experiences to volunteer even more or as a pathway to employment.
You may be an experienced volunteer or someone who is thinking about volunteering for the first time.
You may be looking for paid employment and need to brush up on your skills, learn new ones, make new friends, want something interesting to add to your CV or just want to have some fun.

What is the Volunteer Passport Scheme?
The volunteer passport scheme is a Slough initiative, which offers a series of 4 short training modules exploring the key areas all volunteers need to successfully volunteer with clients. These modules will give participants the basic skills, awareness, confidence and knowledge required to volunteer.

Why get a volunteer passport?

  • Access to free training which you can use to volunteer or as a pathway to employment
  • Access to a volunteering newsletter
  • Builds on skills you may already have
  • It supports your future aspirations

And it’s fun!!!

Free training - Book on now!

Module 1: Equality and Diversity
5th March – 10.00am-12.30pm
31st May – 2.00pm-4.30pm

Module 2: Boundaries and Confidentiality
9th April– 10.00am-12.30pm
14th June – 2.00pm-4.30pm

Module 3: Communication Skills
19th March – 10.00am-12.30pm
7th June – 2.00pm-4.30pm

Module 4: Safeguarding
16th April – 10.00am-12.30pm
21st June – 2.00pm-4.30pm

Training takes place at the Main Room, 29 Church Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 1PL

Once you have completed all four training modules you will receive a volunteer passport, which gives you access to our volunteering newsletter crammed full of exciting features and exclusive volunteering events and the opportunity to volunteer in a variety of Charities and voluntary organisations in Slough.

You can really make a difference!


Management training: Deliver your group’s services more effectively

£1,091 ESF Grant (subsidy) Accredited Management Training for managers of volunteers and community organisations.

This may be the last chance to get an ESF subsidy.

Who should attend: All charity managers, volunteer managers and volunteers with potential to manage other volunteers.

A quality training programme leading to ILM Level 3 or 4 Certificate in Management delivered by leadership author and trainer Alan Hester Associates Limited over three days, spread over three months. There will be work based assignments for which Alan will provide support and feedback.

This is an ideal opportunity to increase confidence and will provide you with techniques to help you to get the best out of yourself, your volunteers and your team.

The cost to your organisation is the ILM registration fee of £109 (Level 3) or £129 (Level 4).

Places limited so please book early!

The next course will take place on Friday 9th March, Friday 6th April and Friday 4th May at the Main Room, 29 Church Street, Slough, SL1 1PL.

To book or for further information about the benefits to your organisation please contact Alan on 07970 522760 or

Further details

Autism Berkshire

Autism Berkshire provides high-quality training to people on the autism spectrum, parents, carers and professionals working with people with autism, promoting understanding of autism and issues associated with autism.

The courses include an introduction to autism spectrum conditions, advice for parents and carers, and life skills for autistic adults, along with bespoke training tailored for professionals working in areas such as human resources, the care sector, education, health and the criminal justice system.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

2017 Free training - Adults at Risk - Fire Safety Awareness training for partner agencies

This document/training is a fire safety guide for all those involved in the care of adults in the community. It lays down the minimum recommendations for the protection of adults at risk from fire.

It is recognised that there are many considerations to be taken into account when planning a care package to allow someone to continue to live in the community with extra support to ensure their safety and wellbeing. If fire safety is not considered and the correct protection measures are not put in place then the person may not be safe in their home. They will be at the greatest possible risk should a fire occur.

As part of the partnership approach being adopted, Adult Social Care and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) can supply the following resources to support agency partners, families and the end user.

This training package is designed to enable you to work with Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service to protect vulnerable adults living in the community from the risks of fire. It has been designed for use by:

  • Domiciliary care workers
  • Carers
  • Adult Social Care staff
  • Staff in any other organisation involved in care of people in their own homes

The aims of this training package are to highlight:

  • The increased risk of fire to vulnerable adults living in their own homes
  • Who is more at risk
  • The protection measures and additional equipment that is available
  • When to make a referral to the Fire Service
  • How to make a referral to the Fire Service

To find out more about the courses and whether they are suitable for your organisation, contact us:

If you would like to book yourself and members of your organisation on to one of our training courses, visit our Eventbrite page to find a time and date that is suitable for you.

Slough Borough Council Training

Carer Aware training is an on-line course about the role of carers.

This course is aimed at raising the awareness of the role of the carer and the support available to them.

Carer Aware

Logon To Care is for people who work in Adult Social Care.

It contains a wide range of free e-learning resources to support adult social care and is updated continuously with new material.

Logon To Care

Training for people caring for adults in Slough

The council offers training and development to people working for care provider organisations and individuals who care for a friend or relative in Slough. Providers have access to a Learning and Development programme that includes statutory training required by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to meet their essential standards.

Dementia awareness videos

Adult Learning and Skills Service

The new directory of courses covering Slough and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is available to download at

There are courses covering a wide range of subjects including basic English and maths skills, employability courses, IT classes, health and exercise workshops and getting into volunteering.