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Hull CVS Volunteer Academy Programme Launched – Strengthening the foundations of Volunteering in Hull.

On Monday 20th May 2024, Hull CVS are pleased to announce the launch of a bespoke Volunteer Academy Programme to support the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector in Hull.

The Hull CVS Volunteer Academy Programme runs until March 2025 and has been designed to work around any existing organisational or role based training, providing free one-day core training to volunteers. This training covers the fundamentals of being a volunteer and volunteering including:

  • An Introduction to Volunteering
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children (Awareness)
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Data Protection

Following completion of the Volunteer Academy Programme, volunteers are provided with Volunteer Academy Certification and the opportunity to continue their learning into formal qualifications.

Kersty Smith, Sector Services Manager said:

“Every organisation aims to provide the best volunteering experience. Due to funding and capacity however, it can be difficult for organisations, especially those smaller, to provide robust training that covers the core essentials all volunteers should have.

Through our Volunteer Academy Programme, Hull CVS will provide organisations and volunteers with increased support through free volunteer training; helping to build a strong foundation for each volunteer to start from and to make their volunteer journey, an incredible one.

Helen Grimwood, Chief Executive Officer said:

“As an infrastructure organisation, Hull CVS provides holistic support to local organisations and volunteers. I am incredibly proud that today we are expanding this support through our Volunteer Academy Programme; giving every volunteer and organisation the reassurance that they are equipped with all of the knowledge and skills needed before entering the world of volunteering.”

The Volunteer Academy Programme is open to any individual looking to start volunteering and to volunteers who have recently joined any voluntary organisation. If you are interested in registering, please visit:

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