ROVTE

Rural Outreach Volunteer Training and Empowerment

An outreach training programme to help build community capacity and skills within rural areas.
ROVTE is taking learning out into the community where qualified tutors deliver a range of FREE City & Guilds courses to enhance qualifications, build confidence and investment in rural communities.
Individuals have achieved qualifications including:
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Levels 1 and 2 in Employability 
  • Non Accredited learning in community subjects

See our Expression of Interest form link
 
As an integral part of the training and achieving a nationally recognised qualification, volunteers are required to undertake a number of hours volunteering within their own rural community.

Volunteeers are expected to undertake an event and commit to a minimum of 20 hours volunteer support during their traning, in order to achieve their qualifications.
 
Volunteering opportunities allow individuals to share their interests and knowledge through community workshops and events on specific interest areas such as crafts, DIY, beauty therapies, gardening and IT.

For further information contact Emma tel: 01424 423683 ext. 22 email: eturner@fsncharity.co.uk

 


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I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer

"I feel more open in front of other people now"
"I'm less stressed, more confident"
"I feel good about myself - I am amazing"
"I found people that have experienced the same, it's good to talk to them"
"I've learnt little things that I can do"
"It's helped me talk to people and to make friends"

- My Time Now young people's comments

It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments

"Everyone was kind and never judged everyone"
"Sometimes I find it hard to control my feelings, actions, but I understand this now"
"It was fun and creative"
"I have got more friends now since starting the group"
"I learned that you should share your feelings"

- My Time Too children's comments

"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown