The Value of Volunteers
Volunteering in sport and physical activity is an excellent way to get active and have fun, and at the same time it stands as a means to give back to your community. No longer is it just about being a coach or an official - it can involve helping out at an event, organising a lunchtime running group, 5-a-side football league or even rounders in the park! Or perhaps use your IT, marketing, administration, fundraising and management skills to support clubs or just get involved to help and have fun.
Hidden value of sport volunteers:
Volunteering boosts happiness & wellbeing
- Compared to those who have never volunteered in sport, those who have volunteered have 10% higher self-esteem, emotional wellbeing and resilience
Volunteering in sport and physical activity gets the nation active
- One volunteer creates the capacity for 8.5 members
Volunteering boosts communities
- It has been found that if you volunteer in sport, you are 4 x more likely to trust people in your community and 3 x more likely to feel the importance of community cohesion
Read the Hidden Diamonds report to find out more on the true value of sport volunteering.
Whether you are an individual looking for opportunities to volunteer and develop your skills or are a club/organisation/business looking for volunteers and resources to aid recruitment, management and development of volunteers, please use the below links to find all the information you need.
If you are an individual looking for new volunteering opportunities or simply want to find out more about volunteering, then this page will provide you with just that.
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.
For more information please contact:
Workforce Development Officer
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
- 01509 467479