Training Programs

All volunteers will receive training for their position and be required to complete any additional mandatory trainings for their position within a specified time frame. Training will ensure that each volunteer has the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in her/his work. Adult Learning Opportunities can be completed in a classroom setting, online, as a webinar, or as a self-study guide.

2013-2014 Volunteer Updates and Outdoor Certifications

Get the latest information on the volunteer application process and outdoor certifications by viewing the Volunteer Updates power point presentation.

New! Trainings by Request

GSWPA sees the need to customize your trainings for Journeys, grade levels and more, so let us come to you for your group trainings!

You can gather several service units and hold one training for the full benefit of group interaction, face-to-face and learning at its best! You are in the driver’s seat and can plan as many or little Training by Request sessions. We’ll provide the facilitator, supplies and location, while you provide the audience – new and seasoned adults who need to learn. Gather 10 volunteers, consider possible locations, dates and times and submit to


Some courses are offered online, as a self study or as a Webinar. Follow the link for detailed information.

You can find additional trainings on the Things to Do section of our Web site and Places to Go (Formerly called Certificates of Insurance) gives you up-to-date information and ideas for places to visit that meet GSWPA and GSUSA insurance requirements and safety standards. Simply check the volunteers box on the left side of the calendar to see volunteer-only opportunities.

Volunteer Training Checklist

Start your training progress today! Check out a list to get the volunteer trainings you need to get started.

Volunteer Training Card

Print a copy of the Volunteer Training Card to help keep track of the trainings you have taken.

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