Volunteer Passport Scheme

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Discover Your Ideal Volunteer Role with the County Durham Volunteer Passport Scheme
If you're interested in volunteering but don't know where to start, or want to explore various volunteering opportunities, the County Durham Volunteer Passport Scheme could be the perfect solution for you!
Our Passport Scheme allows you to take part in a broad range of volunteer positions, tailored to your schedule, abilities, and interests. It's like a "try before you buy" for volunteering.
The Volunteer Passport Scheme simplifies the recruitment and training process, and once you complete our training program, you can access a variety of volunteer opportunities with several charities and organisations throughout County Durham.
Make a difference today by joining the Volunteer Passport Scheme and get the support you need to make a real impact.


How the Volunteer Passport Scheme Works
If you're participating in the volunteer passport scheme, your first step will be to complete initial training and induction with Durham Community Action. After the induction, you'll have access to various volunteer roles with charities and organisations throughout County Durham. Whether you prefer one-off volunteer activities or longer-term commitments, you can choose between different roles and organisations. Throughout your volunteer journey, Durham Community Action will be there to offer support and guidance.

Skills & Qualities

You don't need any prior experience or specific skills to get started with our volunteer program. Our team will work hard to ensure that we find the best fit for you, whether it be roles that align with your current skillset, or those that help you learn and grow new skills.

When & Where?

We offer a range of volunteer roles throughout County Durham. Our goal is to match you with a position that suits your transportation availability, so you can make the most of your volunteer experience.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Durham Community Action: Empowering Volunteers with Training and Support
At Durham Community Action, we believe in providing volunteers with the right tools and resources to make a difference. Our initial volunteer training program enables you to take on a range of volunteer opportunities with confidence and purpose.
We offer both online and in-person training to meet the needs of volunteers. When training is conducted face-to-face, we reimburse volunteer travel expenses and provide tea, coffee, and water refreshments.
Once you've taken on a role with an organisation, we believe that you shouldn't be out of pocket for your efforts. That's why we encourage organisations offer out-of-pocket expenses in line with their own organisation's expenses policy.

Volunteer Benefits

Discover the Benefits of Being a Passport Scheme Volunteer:
Volunteers have the flexibility to switch between organisations and experience different volunteer roles without having to go through the full recruitment and training process repeatedly.
Choose from a wide variety of volunteer roles, ranging from supporting one-off events to long-term volunteering.
Make a significant contribution to local communities in the County Durham, improving your connection to the community in your area.
Meet new people and make new friends
Boost your employability prospects by enhancing your CV with volunteering experience.
Learn and develop new skills to improve your health and well-being, abilities, and knowledge.
Keep a record of your volunteer contributions through our online volunteer platform, or paper copies can be provided.

Other Information
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Type: Advice & Guidance, Campaigning/Lobbying, Museums/Heritage, Arts & Crafts, Marketing & Communications, Climate Change, Retail, Families/Parenting, LGBTQ, Crisis Support, Driving, Conservation/Environment, Poverty, One-Off Activity, Hospices, Gardening, Social Media, Foodbanks/Hunger, Immigrants/Refugees, Disaster Relief, Older People, DIY/Odd Jobs, Wildlife & Animals, Sport & Fitness, Health & Social Care, Criminal Justice/Legal, Festivals/Events, Children/Young People
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