You can find lots of material online that will provide you with a good introduction to a range of topics relevant to volunteers.
On our Ready Friends page, you will find links to a range of resources relevant to befrienders including links a top 10 tips for new befrienders and a short video offering basic safeguarding guidance.
Action for Happiness offers training for volunteers who will pledge some of their time to help make the world a happier place.
A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community. There are regular opportunities to undertake free dementia training online, see a list of upcoming sessions HERE