Volunteer Passport

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Training for Derbyshire residents who volunteer or are thinking of volunteering.

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

Those who complete the training are awarded an accredited level one Certificate (awarding body NCFE), and a Volunteer Passport photo ID badge which shows they have undertaken this core training.

Anyone can have a Volunteer Passport

The Volunteer Passport is for anyone, of any age 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 or a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check to join this training. However, the agency you volunteer with will organise a DBS check for you if you need one for your role.

Reasons to get a Volunteer Passport

  • It celebrates your enthusiasm and commitment to volunteering
  • It gives you the basic skills, awareness and knowledge required to volunteer
  • It helps build on previous volunteering, work, life and training experience.
  • It supports future volunteering, work or training and education opportunities.


The core sessions involve:

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Keeping yourself and others safe
  • First aid
  • Person centred approach
  • Health and Safety

We have a limited number of free places available for volunteers to undertake the Volunteer Passport. Please get in touch to find out more.

Training location

Training sessions are held at many venues across Derbyshire. When you apply to do the passport we'll give you more information about where and when training sessions are held.

After the training

If you're not already a volunteer, you can check the volunteering opportunities on our website or contact your local volunteer centre who may be able to help you find an opportunity to suit your skills and interests.

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

Apply for a Volunteer Passport

You can complete our Volunteer Passport application.

Alternatively you can email: passport@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 539499.

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.

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