Social Action and Volunteer Training Hub

Welcome to our Social Action and Volunteer Training Hub. Here we have gathered together a range of resources that may be of interest to those active in their local communities, through both formal and informal volunteering, as well as more general information about opportunities for personal development and employability skills. 

There is a mixture of online courses, training and webinars from national providers as well as information on what is on offer locally. Take a look below to see RVAs latest training offer and click on the menu tabs to find out more.

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Upcoming Highlights

COVID-19: Psychological Impact, Wellbeing and Mental Health

This free course offered via FutureLearn explores the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on wellbeing and mental health at an individual, group and societal level. Available NOW

Winter Wellbeing for Volunteers

This is a FREE 4 week course starting on Tuesday 24th for all volunteers supporting lonely and vulnerable people through this winter crisis.

In a friendly and relaxed group learn:

  • What makes winter such a difficult time for people
  • Practical ideas for looking after your own wellbeing and managing stress
  • Ideas and suggestions for boosting other people’s mood and wellbeing.

Various dates (November, December, January) – Making Every Contact Count

Free online training introducing making every contact count (MECC) an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations, community groups and the voluntary sector and individuals have with other people to encourage changes in behaviour that have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of individuals, and communities.

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