Posted: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:00
Loughborough University, 1st-4th September 2016
The School Games National Finals 2016 are taking place at Loughborough University between Thursday 1st and Sunday 4th September 2016 and over 400 volunteers will be required to support the delivery of the event!
There are a number of volunteering opportunities available, with roles ranging from co-ordinating volunteers, driving, media and many more. This is a unique opportunity to get involved and see how large sports events are operated from the inside.
Around 1,600 of the nation's finest young sports stars will compete.
The competition re-enforces the experience of Olympic and Paralympic Games complete with Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
The School Games National Finals have a strong track-record of providing a springboard for athletes who then go on to compete at a national level.
Competition is held in twelve current and future Olympic and Paralympic sports: Fencing, Rugby Sevens, Gymnastics, Hockey, Athletics, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis.
There will be disability events in seven sports: Athletics, Fencing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Cycling, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis.
Approximately 700 coaches, support staff and volunteers will give round-the-clock support and advice, collectively committing more than 22,000 hours of their time.
The Youth Sport Trust has overall responsibility for the management of the event and Loughborough University, supported by us, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, will be involved with the training, deployment and management of the individual volunteers.Through this event the aim is to reward and recognise a diverse workforce of skilled, trained and enthusiastic volunteers and inspire them to continue their volunteering journey beyond this event.
Friendly, outgoing and competent volunteers are required to fulfil a variety of roles. Volunteers will act as representatives for the event therefore the right attitude is essential. No specific experience is required and briefings/training will take place prior to the event to ensure that you are fully prepared for your role and responsibilities.
The deadline for applications is 24th April 2016.