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Information for Volunteers

Volunteer in your local area – help make a difference to others and yourself!

Volunteering can be so beneficial in enhancing self-esteem and confidence, gaining experience and knowledge, widening social networks and improving CVs for future employment.

We can help you to volunteer and find an opportunity that matches your skills and interests, in your local area, and that meets your needs. There are always lots of exciting opportunities including caring, administration, supporting disabled or older people, driving, conservation and being a trustee.

Getting involved – volunteering can change your life for the better – so why not give it a go?

Where to start?

Think carefully about what you want to do, where you might like to volunteer and how much time you want to give. Local organisations offer a variety of opportunities.

Take a look at the opportunities we have already have available:

By registering an expression of interest or subscribing to our social media channels you will receive information about new opportunities and projects before anyone else!

The Volunteer Passport is a countywide short training course, funded by Derbyshire County Council, exploring the key areas all volunteers need to be aware of.

Those who complete the training are awarded an accredited Level 1 Investors in Quality certificate for the NCFE, and a Volunteer Passport photo ID badge which shows they have undertaken this core training.


Anyone can have a Volunteer Passport
The Volunteer Passport is for anyone, of any age who volunteers or is interested in volunteering in the future.

You could be an experienced volunteer who already gives several hours a week or you could be thinking about volunteering for the first time.

You don’t need any qualifications or a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check to join this training. However, the agency you volunteer with will organise a DBS check for you if you need one for your role.

Reasons to get a Volunteer Passport

  • It celebrates your enthusiasm and commitment to volunteering

  • It gives you the basic skills, awareness and knowledge required to volunteer

  • It helps build on previous volunteering, work, life and training experience.

  • It supports future volunteering, work or training and education opportunities.


The course is taught over five units, these are:

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion

  • Keeping yourself and others safe

  • First Aid

  • Person centred approach

  • Health and Safety

There are  limited number of free places available for volunteers to undertake the Volunteer Passport so REGISTER your expression of interest NOW for further information.

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