Chance for Lichfield and Burntwood volunteers to get qualified

Community volunteers across Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to enrol on a new course.

Lichfield District Council, in partnership with Lichfield and District Community & Voluntary Sector Support and a host of other local agencies, is offering residents the opportunity to take part on a community volunteering course.

The Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network (ASDAN) community volunteering course is a nationally recognised qualification that will give learners a good insight into the work charities do.

The ten-week course is starting on September 17 and will run every Thursday from 9.15am to 12 noon at Springhill Children’s Centre in Burntwood. It will cover a range of subjects related to the third sector, including the basics of volunteering and improving standards.

The course is split in to modules so students can work at their own pace, with plenty of one to one support.

Councillor Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Community, said:

“Volunteers are such an integral part of the work charities do, and this course is a great way for them to boost their skills and their CVs. We’re really keen for lots of volunteers to benefit from this opportunity, so if you are volunteer, or a charity or organisation that uses volunteers, please do get in touch.”

Registering for the course costs £10, but the course materials, resources and accreditation is being funded through the ASDAN partnership.

For more information or to book a space on the course, please call Ryan Waldron, Development Worker for Lichfield District Council, on 01543 308445 or email or contact Philip Mantom, Supported Volunteer Worker for LDCVS, on 01543 308030.

This volunteer training opportunity is a partnership project between Lichfield District Council, Lichfield District Community & Voluntary Sector Support, Community Action and Support East Staffs, HomeZone Living and South Staffs Colleges.

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