Volunteer training

Many volunteering positions don't need any specialist skills. For those roles that do need special skills volunteering organisations may offer training for volunteers to help them in their roles. They may also offer more general training such as induction programs and in-house training sessions as well as formal courses and skills development.

The type of training offered by an organisation will often depend on the type of work that its volunteers are involved in.

These pages look at the typical kinds of training that volunteers undertake, either formally or informally, as part of their volunteer program.