Introduction to Volunteering

The Exchange, 33 Gawber Road, Barnsley S75 2AH

Moving Forward

This workshop is designed to give you an insight into the role of an NHS volunteer within a Recovery College setting. It is ideally suited for people who are thinking of volunteering or for newly recruited volunteers who are stepping up into this responsible position.

The workshop covers the following areas of practice:

  • Your motivations for volunteering?
  • An outline of our volunteer offer at “The Exchange”
  • To discuss whether your volunteer aspirations meet our own – are we a good match?
  • To explore what is: professional and ethical practice?

By exploring these areas it is hoped that you will be able to reflect on whether you are ready for volunteering in terms of your own wellbeing, able to take on the responsibility of this important role and share a willingness to empower learners to meet their own goals.

"I've gained a much better understanding of what's expected of me as a volunteer"



At The Exchange

Start dates and time

Term 6Friday9 June 202310-121 weeks
Term 1Wednesday25 October 20231-3pm1 weeks


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How do I enrol?

You are not referred to the Recovery College, you can simply enrol yourself, or on behalf of someone for any of our courses that may be of interest to you. Our courses are open to all adults and we welcome carers, supporters and professionals too.

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