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Disclaimer: The information provided in this section is intended for guidance only. It is not a substitute for professional advice and we cannot accept any responsibility for loss occasioned as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting upon it.

Contact your local CVS or Voluntary Action Centre for details about local training on topics such as governance and finance.


‘How to conduct a training needs analysis’ from NCVO

Resources on training volunteers from NCVO

Training on the asylum process and asylum support

Contact local refugee support organisations to ask if you can join any training they may be running for their volunteers

Future Learn offers working supportively with refugees: Principles, Skills and Perspectives- online coures free for 5 weeks

Cambridge English are running an online training course through Future Learn to support volunteers working with refugees. It is a free online MOOC which starts on June 25

ASAP have a free e-learning course on asylum support

This free course on refugee rights from Amnesty International is available free until Nov 2017

Redress have an online course on the concept of torture in the international human rights framework, how to seek accountability for torture and the aspects of the international human rights system which may be most useful to those who are in contact with torture survivors within the asylum system, or others at risk of mistreatment in immigration detention.

Other Training

Good Things Foundation has a range of training and resources available including:

  • English My Way – Free teaching resources for those who support adults with no or low levels of English
  • Voicebox Cafes – Make your voice heard by becoming more politically active
  • Learn My Way – Free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online
  • Health and Wellbeing – Learn how to make doctors appointments online, order repeat prescriptions and find advice on specific health conditions

Delivering training

See our Finance section for advice on invoicing

‘How to design a training workshop’ from NCVO