Learning and Development

Welcome to the ‘Learning and Development’ section of the Volunteer Zone.

Volunteering should be a rewarding experience that enables you to learn new skills and develop throughout your volunteering journey. We want to ensure that you have the opportunity and information you need in order to grow with us as we develop.

In this section you will find information about events, workshops and other personal development opportunities that you might be interested in attending. These include those offered by us, as well as links to opportunities offered by other organisations.

Volunteer Zone icon New online learning resource!

We have a new online learning platform available for all volunteers. It hosts a range of learning modules to help you build upon your existing knowledge and develop new skills. These include writing and public speaking modules to how to use Microsoft Office.

To access the Learning Zone you will need to register with an email address. If you don’t have an email address or have recently set up a new one please let the volunteering team know by ringing 0345 6044 150.

Visit the zone: Learning Zone

Your username will be your email address and the default password will be ‘changeme’ which you will be prompted to change when you first log in.

Over the coming months we’ll be listening to your feedback to shape and add to the courses on offer and develop this platform so if you have a spare few minutes please complete our feedback survey. Alternatively, please email learning.development@mndassociation.org with your thoughts.


Volunteer Zone icon Our Forthcoming Events

Get Connected Days – induction days for new volunteers held at our national office in Northampton

Social media workshop

Association Visitor Development Days

AV Development Topic: AAC, Environmental Controls and Wheelchair Services

AV Development Topic: The Impact of MND on the Whole Family

Association Visitor National Forum

Other Association Events – including regional conferences and our AGM/ annual conference

Volunteer Zone icon External Events and Opportunities

Volunteer Centres – Many local volunteer centres offer free or low cost training opportunities. Click on the link to find the details of your local volunteer centre.

Volunteer experiences – Read about Adrianne and Linda’s experiences of attending local training.

Volunteer Zone icon Volunteer Induction

This online induction is for new volunteers, however you may find it of interest even if you have been volunteering with us for a while. The induction covers:

• what is motor neurone disease
• the work of the Association and our aims and values
• the importance of volunteers in carrying out our work
• the main policies to be aware of as a volunteer
• the support, information and guidance that you can expect.

Click here to access the induction, which can worked through at your own pace.

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