Community CVS delivers training to both volunteers and voluntary and community groups. We can also point you in the direction of external training providers for both individuals and groups.

Volunteer Passport scheme

Currently we run the Volunteer Passport scheme for the borough. This is an 8 module volunteer induction training programme run 4 times a year.

Book your place

If you would like to book a place on the passport training please email

Group bookings

If you are a group or charity and you have several of your own volunteers that would like to achieve the Passport, please email

Volunteer passport programme dates

Our RAP training is designed for people that wish to join Community CVS as recovery support volunteers in our Fast 4wd, Offenders and MEAM programmes. This is a 5 day training programme run on a quarterly basis. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and taking part in the RAP training please contact

Training events & workshops for voluntary & community groups.

We are currently lining up series of training events on themes that volunteer-involving groups requested. Training sessions; Recruiting Volunteers , Motivating and Keeping Volunteers, Mental health Issues, Ex-offenders and DBS , Training and development, Safeguarding , Policies and procedures and Volunteers and the Law. Please contact Donna Talbot if you would like to receive updates about these events.


There are a number of our partners who deliver excellent training for volunteers and groups in the borough;

  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Sustainable Neighbourhoods Service – Community Learning Courses.
    Click here to view their latest programme:
  • Blackburn College run courses from entry level to post graduate level:
  • Accrington and Rossendale College have a community classes programme and will deliver classes in Blackburn with Darwen. They can advise about funding for higher level courses for volunteer managers and community leaders.
  • The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has an on-line learning section where courses are free for members or alternatively can be purchased for a small fee:


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