Developing Volunteers

If you are a business/organisation/charity looking to recruit volunteers and need support then we have a number of resources to help you recruit, engage and develop volunteers all in one place.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of community sport and physical activity and without them most clubs, groups and sessions across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland simply wouldn't happen.

Therefore, we understand how important it is for organisations to recruit new volunteers as well as inspire, manage and support those already helping out. We also want to ensure that, as part of the workforce, volunteers have the opportunity to develop both personal and professional skills alongside the organisations that support them.

This page aims to help you utilise a range of resources to recruit and retain volunteers, how to advertise opportunities, as well as provide you with a variety of learning and development opportunities to upskill your workforce.

Promoting your Volunteering Opportunities

Register your Organisation

We are here to support local clubs, groups, organisations and venues promote themselves and the activity sessions and opportunities they have available.

By creating a free profile for your club/organisation/venue on our website, you can add and promote your opportunities through our volunteering directory as well as other sections.

Learning & Training Opportunities

We have a number of learning opportunities to support you and your organisation to create safe, welcoming, and enjoyable environments for all members and participants. These CPD opportunities can be a great way to engage your volunteers and invest in their further development.

If you would like a course to go ahead which currently isn't on offer, please get in touch with us to discuss how we can support this opportunity.


Buddle is a Sport England Lottery Funded Programme that provides free information, advice and guidance for organisations delivering in the physical activity and sport sector and the workforce that support them. It is designed to support organisations who are looking to develop, grow, reach out to new communities and maximise their engagement with new and existing members/customers, participants and volunteers. If you are located in England and are delivering sport and/or physical activity as part your primary or secondary role, Buddle can benefit you.

Resources to support & develop volunteers

Creating Inclusive Environments

For more information, please contact:

Luke Green

Luke Green

Development Manager

Active Together

I am working flexibly in the office or at home, therefore please contact me via email or phone number provided.

My areas of responsibility are:

- Developing People
- Graduate Programme
- Blaby Link Officer

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