Core Skills in Befriending for Volunteers Online Training
Registration from 1 Apr-26 Apr; Course Runs 6 May-5 July
Each month, 10 members organisations may sign up 5 volunteers to Befriending Networks online training 'Core Skills in Befriending for Volunteers'.
'Core Skills' is a great way to provide volunteers with foundational knowledge about Befriending to supplement your organisation's induction training.
The course consists of 10 Modules:
Module 1 - What is Befriending?
Module 2 - Values and Attitudes in Befriending
Module 3 - Communication Skills
Module 4 - Building Befriending Relationships
Module 5 - The Matching Process
Module 6 - Boundaries and Confidentiality
Module 7 - Support and Supervision
Module 8 - Roles and Responsibilities within Befriending
Module 9 - Managing Endings
Module 10 - Befrienders as Community Connectors
We provide the online learning resources and you, as a coordinator, have access to all course materials and work submitted by your volunteers so you can track their progress and provide them with feedback.
Some coordinators choose to have volunteers complete the whole course, while others invite them to complete selet modules. If you would like your volunteers to receive a Certificate, please inform Befriending Networks once you have marked their work for the whole 10-module course.