Topic outline

  • About this course

    free online course from the OpenLearn section of the Open University. The link gives you immediate access to begin the course.


    24 hours study (8 weeks @ 3hrs each)

    No account required. 
    (If you do decide to create an account and enrol for free you receive a free statement of participation.)

    This free online course, Working in the voluntary sector, will introduce you to some of the main activities carried out by volunteers and staff, will give you some background on how different organisations work and will provide you with knowledge and skills you can apply to your own work or volunteering, as well as to your every day life.


    • Learning outcomes

      After completing this course, you will be able to:

      • demonstrate an understanding of different roles and activities in voluntary organisations
      • understand how to work with other staff and volunteers in a team or organisation
      • use and apply knowledge of the voluntary sector to work or volunteering experience
      • link this learning with personal or career goals.

      • Access this course

        The course can be accessed via the link below. Will open in a new window.
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        https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ocw/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=64902