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Fife CLD Volunteer Framework

CLD Volunteer Framework1

This document provides a broader context for volunteering with Fife Council and sets out a framework that has been customised to meet the particular needs of supporting and evidencing volunteering in a Community Learning & Development (CLD) setting.

Areas covered by this framework include:

  • ABE & ESOL Volunteer Tutors
  • Community Based Project Volunteers
  • Community Job Club Volunteers
  • Digital Champions and Community Capacit
  • Building Volunteers
  • Youth Work Volunteers


A generic Project Plan has been developed for volunteering in CLD, (1.1). One project for Adult Learning, one for Youth Work and one for Community Capacity Building per area will be established on the CLD Management Information System, Cognisoft, to record all volunteer development. Volunteering hours will be recorded in the host project for Adult Learning and Youth Work. Community Capacity Building volunteer development will be recorded but volunteering activity will not be recorded at this time.

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CLD Volunteer - Useful Weblinks

  •  CLD Volunteer (1)
  •  Information (5)
    • Strategic Guidance for CLD

      This guidance from the Scottish Government aims to help promote a more integrated approach in supporting active community participation in planning and delivery of services and to highlight that inter-disciplinary training and development should be offered that enables participants to share good practice and develop a fuller understanding of practice within CLD.

    • CLD Plan 2015-2018

      The 2015-2018 Community Learning and Development Plan.

    • Fairer Fife Commission – Fairness Matters Report

      The Fairer Fife Commission was established by Fife Council in September 2014 to provide independent advice and insight into the priorities for tackling poverty and inequality in Fife. This report contains the views and judgements of the Commissioners.

    • SIMD Information for Fife

      Levels of deprivation in Fife in SIMD 2012 by quintile.

    • SIMD General Information

      Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012. A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  •  Supporting Volunteers (3)
  •  Training (6)
    • Individual Learning Account

      Volunteers who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and earning £22,000 per year or less, could get up to £200 towards the cost of learning with a learner account from ILA Scotland.

    • Fife College

      Fife College offer a wide range of courses, with a variety of study methods, including evening and distance learning.

    • Book training through CLMS

      Volunteers are eligible to attend Communities Directorate training that can be booked through CLMS. The training should be relevant to their volunteering role. Please be aware that staff will be given priority on these courses. Please contact Laura Welsh to reserve a place for a volunteer.

    • Community Based Adult Learning Courses across Fife

      We offer a range of Community Based Adult Learning classes across Fife that may be of interest to our volunteers.

    • Health Improvement Team Training Programme

      The 2016-2017 edition of the Health Promotion Training Programme features a wide range of free training courses aimed at helping all those working in Fife to contribute towards building a fairer, healthier Fife.

    • Fife Voluntary Action

      Fife Voluntary Action's training programme contains a wide range of interesting and varied training which may be relevant to our CLD volunteers.

  •  On-line Learning (6)
    • Learn My Way

      Free courses on using a computer, browsing the web, sending an email and finding work online.

    • Future Learn

      This website offers a range of free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.

    • Coursera

      Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online

    • Mind Tools

      A range of articles on interpersonal and development topics.

    • My World of Work

      The help you need for the career you want.

    • Open University

      Free courses in a variety of subjects.

  •  Award Programmes (2)