Our Volunteer Centres run a regular training programme for staff and volunteers in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, on a wide range of topics. We try to keep costs to a minimum to enable as wide a range of participants as possible, although we do have to make a charge for certain courses.

Free online training

In addition to our face to face training programme we have secured access to a number of free online training courses in the following subject areas.

Autism Awareness
Diabetes Awareness
Equality and Diversity
Fire Safety Awareness
First Aid
Food Safety and Hygiene Essentials
Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Preparing for Change
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery
Information Security
Information Sharing and Consent - for People Working with Children
Making Every Contact Count - Loneliness and Isolation
Managing Conflict - Adult Workforce
Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability - for Health and Social Care
Personal Safety: Lone worker
Risk Assessment in the Workplace
Safeguarding Adults (Level 2)
Safeguarding Awareness
Safeguarding Children (Level 2)
Safer Recruitment

Terms & Conditions for online training courses

  • These courses are offered free of charge, on a first-come-first-served basis, until 31/03/2019.
  • Community and voluntary groups based in Lincolnshire can express an interest in these online courses using the form below.(At present the training is available only to those groups operating in the third sector.)
  • A maximum of 10 licences are available to any individual organisation. Please contact us directly if you have specific needs beyond this.
  • You will require access to internet Explorer 10 or higher, or equivalent browser. Historic browsers are not supported.

Express an interest in our free online training courses.

Courses tailored to the Voluntary Sector

View and book our upcoming courses here.

Volunteer management

  • An introduction to Volunteer Management
  • People power! Recruiting volunteers for your organisation
  • Recruiting and retaining volunteers
  • Supporting and Supervising Volunteers
  • Involving Volunteers with Extra Support Needs


  • Getting ‘fit for funding’
  • Writing a good funding application
  • Fundraising without Grants

Organisational Management and Good Practice

  • Management Committees and Good Governance
  • Getting your house in order: Organisational health checks
  • Are you covered?
  • Planning and running events
  • Basic book keeping for small voluntary groups
  • Getting your group noticed
  • Risk Management


  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children
  • Adult Safeguarding: Everyone’s responsibility
  • Adult Safeguarding for Community Organisations – full day course

Training and support for volunteers

  • Discover your Potential
  • Lincolnshire Volunteer Card

We are also able to deliver these programmes as bespoke training to groups and organisations for your convenience. If you are interested in scheduling training for your group or organisation, please contact us to discuss your requirements and fees.