Training to become a SHIBA volunteer has three parts:
- In-person classes
Training modules: For new or experienced volunteers
Training modules can be used by new volunteers
or by experienced volunteers for their annual recertification.
New volunteers start with the core trainings.
Recertification can be done by revisiting the core training or taking
the intermediate trainings. Check with your local office for other
options for recertification.
- Once you are a SHIBA volunteer-in-training, your coordinator
will send your email address to Dawn. Dawn will send you
an email with the login information to our online training website.
- Complete each module with a score of at least 80 percent to
move to the next training module.
- Once you pass all the online training modules, your coordinator
will set up at least 10 hours of internship under the guidance
of a certified volunteer.
- Once you complete your internship, you are a certified SHIBA
volunteer. You will receive a certificate, name badge, and business
You will work directly under a SHIBA coordinator and must help
clients and to attend two-hour volunteer meetings every other month.