The Community Emergency Response Volunteering (CERV) course is offered online via Google Classroom. It is free for volunteers (or those who wish to volunteer) living in North Somerset (minimum age 19/there is no maximum age). The content is in 4 modules.
* Being a Volunteer
* Keeping yourself and others safe
* Communication skills
* Knowing the boundaries of your role
The course content is a mixture of slideshows, videos and handouts - some with commentary. As its purpose is to be a short induction programme for volunteers, there is no exam but there are on or two short assignments and quizzes per module.
The time to complete will vary per individual but we estimate the course can be completed in 2-3 hours and it doesn’t have to be done all at once as you can dip in and out. A certificate of achievement is provided on completion.
Although it’s an online course, it is overseen by a tutor who's available to help should you need it. To be able to join the course you need a Gmail account (we can send you instructions of how to set up one if you don’t have one already). You'll receive email instructions on how to access Google Classroom and a code to get onto the course.
If you’d like to join the course email Julie Evans at North Somerset Council. Her email is Julie.Evans@n-somerset.gov.uk. She will email you an enrolment form to complete.