Courses and Training

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External Courses and Training

Different courses available at locations across the county!

With Provided through the partnership between OCVA and Abingdon & Witney College (FREE Training for Volunteers )

To further support volunteers in Oxfordshire, free to access courses are being offered to those who currently volunteer or who are looking to start volunteering.

The selection of courses include: communication skills, time management, group-working and leadership skills plus much more!


A range of courses for organisations, staff and volunteers!

With OCVA (Training for voluntary and community organisations)

OCVA trains volunteers, trustees and staff working in voluntary, community and non-profit organisations across Oxfordshire and beyond. We aim to improve your skills, knowledge and confidence with accredited and non-accredited training; leading to personal and career development.

Our courses include: group development, funding, volunteer recruitment and management plus practical qualifications and useful courses on administration, management and social media. Our training sessions also provide a basis for networking which is encouraged both before and during the sessions.

Our training sessions are delivered by a friendly team of internal and external experts in their field, with an understanding of the issues that affect the sector. We keep the session fees low as low as possible to ensure sessions are open to all.

To address the complexities of issues affecting the sector our training courses are always changing and evolving to respond to the needs of those who require our services. One of the many ways in which we are trying to improve our services includes making our training mobile, with sessions to be implemented across the county. This is in make certain that all individuals and organisations based outside of the city centre have an easier chance to access our courses.

Why not become a member of OCVA for further discounts on non-accredited courses?