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Volunteer webinars

Royal Voluntary Service provides a series of weekly webinars for NHS Volunteer Responders that are free to join.

Please see below for more information about each webinar and to get tickets.

Steward Volunteer Induction

This webinar forms part of your induction and will give you an overview of what to expect as a Steward Volunteer including getting started and using the GoodSAM app to accept shifts. We will discuss what will happen when you first get to site and what support is available to you when volunteering. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have so that you are comfortable and ready to get started as a Steward Volunteer. 

You will receive joining instructions from our Problem Solving Team the day before the webinar takes place.

Mondays at 9.30 to 10.30 and 16.00 to 17.00

Thursdays at 12.30 to 13.30

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Welcome event

All NHS Volunteer Responders - This is a webinar for new and existing NHS Volunteer Responders that would like to have more information around the volunteering process as well as using the app. Includes a useful Q&A session.

Every 2 weeks on a Thursday at 9.30 to 10.30

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Mental health awareness

All NHS Volunteer Responders - This is a webinar to provide you with more information around mental health and how this may impact you with the people you support. This will provide you with an insight of real examples and provide you with tips to help you carry out your role.

Every 2 weeks on a Friday 09.30 to 10.30

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Open Q&A - Drop in session

All NHS Volunteer Responders - This is an open session where you can simply drop in and ask any questions that you need answers to.

Every 2 weeks on a Friday 15.00 to 16.00

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Getting the best from check in and chat conversations

Check in and chat conversations can vary greatly. This webinar is a chance to discuss some of the effective conversational starters and also explore how to overcome some of the challenges you may face as a check in and chat volunteer. It will explore some real examples and offer practical hints and tips to get the best from the conversation. It’s also a chance for you to share your experiences and ask any questions to further support you as a volunteer.

Every 2 weeks on a Tuesday 09.30 to 10.30

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Introduction to volunteer expenses

This webinar will provide an overview of the expenses and claims process. It will include what you can claim for as a volunteer and how to make claims for different expenses. It will provide you with practical tips on how to claim and ensure all evidence is included for your claims to be approved first time. It’s also a chance to ask any questions you may have about volunteer expenses.

Every 2 weeks on a Wednesday 13.00 to 14.00

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Understanding Dementia

Many of our clients may be living with Dementia and this webinar is a chance to explore and understand Dementia in more detail. It will also provide some real examples of practical conversational tips that can be used which may support a person living with Dementia. There will also be the opportunity for you to ask questions and share your experiences as volunteers.

Every 2 weeks on a Friday 09.30 to 10.30

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