Our volunteer training is tailored to each volunteer role. All volunteers will be inducted into their specific role and Markfield: our values, policies and working procedures.
Training for volunteers that will work with children, young people, disabled adults or families includes: ways of understanding and supporting behaviour, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and inclusive play.
Our training course for Family Befriender Volunteers is now accredited by the Open College Network. Volunteers can choose to work towards an accredited certificate.
We are committed to the ongoing professional development of our volunteers; offer regular supervision and access to resources. Volunteers have collaborated to develop short film clips showing inclusive play activities. The ‘Free Play’ project has included these play ideas and access for volunteers to a toy library of resources they can use within their work.