Workshop Facilitators

Reference Code: VO66804 (Volunteer Edinburgh)

Activity Type(s): Tutoring / Supporting Learners

Client Group(s): Offenders and ex-offenders

Distance & Location

, EH6 5EQ

About Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Scotland

The Alternatives to Violence Project Britain helps people to handle conflict and violence. It is a national charity with over 100 trained volunteer facilators delivering intensive, low cost workshops for people from all walks of life who want to handle conflict and violence well. AVP Scotland is one of 6 regions of AVP Britain.

About Opportunity

Deliver workshops for participants from varied backgrounds – must attend 3 weekend workshops to experience programme and train yourself. Facilitators attend a L1, L2 then a training weekend, then are expected to complete their ‘apprenticeship’ of a minimum of 3 workshops delivered within one calendar year. Workshop facilitation involves, public speaking, explaining exercises, assisting with individual learning, helping to explain tasks, running and coming up with ideas for light and lively games, completing workshop evaluations and team building exercises. Taster sessions are listed on our website, you do not need to book to attend these, just arrive at the venue. However, to train as a facilitator you must attend a level 1, level 2 and training weekend in full. To find out more and take the next step email chair@Avpscotland.org.uk

Skills & Experience

Will to learn and help others experience – confident to share their own stories as we work through experiential learning, you cannot facilitate a workshop without knowing how this feels/experiencing it yourself. Able to commit to x3 workshops worth of training in 2017 and in 2018 x3 workshops worth of facilitating as a minimum.

Travel Details

There will be some admin work or pre-reading that can be done at home. As you get more involved with the charity there will be other tasks that could be completed at home also

Training and Induction Details


Selection Procedures:

Expenses Detail: Reasonable travel expenses to all workshops will be paid – workshops to train will be free for all potential facilitators.

Accessibility Details:
Wheelchair Access: Available
Disabled Toilet: Available

Frequency & Commitment: 3 weekends per year to train, and afterwards we can be more flexible and provide mid-week workshops as well as our traditional weekend offerings.

Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.



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  • Travel costs and expenses can be provided.
  • Disabled Access There is disabled access to this opportunity.