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Volunteer Passport

Free training for Derbyshire residents who volunteer or are thinking of volunteering.

Volunteer Passport poster

The training and experience of volunteering offers:

  • increased awareness and knowledge about ourselves and others
  • the opportunity to connect with each other and our communities
  • the opportunity to give something of ourselves to others
  • active learning and inclusive involvement
  • increased opportunities to be curious, observant and aware

Volunteers are important and support a huge range of activities and services. They support people in Derbyshire in a variety of places including youth groups, adult care homes, sports clubs, befriending services, day centres, residential settings, community groups, wellbeing services, support services and need-specific groups.

We offer the following:

  • children and young people's Volunteer Passport
  • adult care Volunteer Passport
  • enrichment Volunteer Passport for schools
  • bespoke agency passports

About the Volunteer Passport

The Volunteer Passport is a countywide short training course exploring key areas all volunteers need to be aware of.

Those who complete the training are awarded an accredited certificate, and a Volunteer Passport photo ID badge which shows they have undertaken this core training.

Who the Volunteer Passport is for

The Volunteer Passport is for anyone who volunteers or is interested in volunteering in the future.

You could be an experienced volunteer who already gives several hours a week or you could be thinking about volunteering for the first time.

You don't need any qualifications to join this training and you no longer require a disclosure and barring service check. The agency you volunteer with will organise this for you.

Why you should get a Volunteer Passport

It demonstrates commitment, enthusiasm, awareness and the skills needed to volunteer.

It helps build on previous volunteering, work, life and training experience.

It supports future volunteering, work or training and education opportunities.

The training

The core sessions involve:

  • equality, diversity and inclusion
  • keeping yourself and others safe
  • first aid
  • person centred approach

There is no charge to attend the training or for the Volunteer Passport ID badge and certificate.

Where the training takes place

Training sessions will be held at many venues across Derbyshire. When you apply to Volunteer Passport we'll give you more information about where and when training sessions are held.

What happens after the training

If you're not already a volunteer, your local volunteer centre can help you find an opportunity to suit your skills and interests.

If you're interested in taking your training further, they can also help you to progress on to national courses.

How to apply

Apply for your Volunteer Passport

Tel: 01629 539499 or 01629 536456


Once you've submitted your application, you'll be contacted to advise where and when the nearest course is.