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Training for Community Champions

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We offer ongoing training to our volunteers to help them get started as a Community Champion.

Community Champions will be given a thorough induction to equip them for the role and help them build confidence with difficult subjects.

Ongoing support is also available through peer support sessions, one-to-one guidance, and occasional online information sessions with health professionals.

Induction Training

Training videos

red play symbolThere are six short videos to watch to help you on your way to being a great volunteer.

Click the links below.

Part 1: The essentials of volunteering

Safeguarding

Equality and Diversity

Confidentiality and Data Protection

Staying Safe

Part 2: Having meaningful conversations

Meaningful Conversations training

  • Work through difficult problems and conversations
  • Know what makes a meaningful conversation
  • Practice Active Listening and Clean Communication
  • Learn questioning techniques to explore people’s attitudes and beliefs

Part 3: Key Messages (Nov 22)

Key Public Health Messages to help people keep safe in Leeds

Topics include: Accessing Primary Care, Cost of Living support/other support services, hand and respiratory hygiene – Stop the spread, Childhood vaccination and immunisation, Flu, COVID-19, Diabetes, and Sexual Health.

 

Post-Induction check-in

Once you have finished the Induction Training, you must complete check-in here.

 

Thank you for taking the time to watch the videos and completing the training.

Peer Support Sessions

We hold regular support sessions where you can meet fellow Community Champions and learn and ask questions.

This is an opportunity for volunteers to come together, share their experiences, and meet the team. 

Currently, these sessions take place on the first Tuesday or Wednesday of every month from Wed 5 April 2023.
 
Time: 7 pm – 8:15 pm

Following dates: Jul 5, Aug 2, Sep 6, Oct 4 

Add this event to your calendar

Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/3G4YDLo
Meeting ID: 880 3738 4694
Passcode: 650128

 

This project is delivered by Forum Central and Voluntary Action Leeds supported by LCC and NHS.

If you have any questions you can email communities@forumcentral.org.uk.

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