Skip to main content

Volunteer Training & Employability

In Community Learning, we offer various FREE training to support volunteers.

Diversity and Communication Training

Whether you want to become a better volunteer or already work with diverse people, these workshops offer you a chance to hone your people skills by improving your communication and intercultural skills.

Next Training dates

  • Thursday 9 May 2024
  • Thursday 11 July 2024

Each session comprises the following sections:

  • 9.30am-11.00am: Active listening for effective communication 9.30am-11.00am
  • 11.15am-12.45pm: Communicate better with speakers of English as a Second Language (ESOL)
  • 1.30pm-2.45pm: Intercultural Skills – Volunteering and working in a super-diverse City
  • 3.00pm-4.30pm: Volunteering with Refugees and Asylum seekers

You can enrol by contacting us at or coming along to our Lisson Grove centre on Tuesdays 10am-11am during term time – just ask for the Community Team.

Terms and conditions apply to free courses.

An Introduction to Volunteering in Westminster

This workshop is delivered each term by WAES at Grand Junction in partnership with One Westminster and covers the many benefits of volunteering.

It includes details of current volunteering opportunities with organisations in Westminster, as well as additional support for people who live, work, or study in Westminster to help them find their ideal volunteer role.

Volunteer roles available include museums, dog-walking companions, shoppers, events, befriending, hospitals, admin support, gardening, charity shops, drivers, IT support and more.

You can enrol online by choosing this course at the bottom of the page, or contact us at

Terms and conditions apply to free courses.

Why study at WAES?
  • Highly qualified and professionally experienced tutors
  • Accessible Central London centres with bespoke facilities and great transport connections
  • A wide range of in-person, online, distance learning and community-based courses
  • Unique work experience opportunities through partnerships
  • Guest speakers offer introductions to career pathways in a variety of sectors
  • Excellent progression to employment, apprenticeships or further learning including university