Volunteers play a vital role in community sport all across England and without the time, energy and commitment of these people many clubs, team sport sessions and coaching sessions would not be able to run.
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Help make sport happen
Volunteering in sport isn't 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.
Volunteering in sport is a great way to:
- Meet new people and make new friends
- Give something back to the community and make a difference
- Gain experience, confidence and develop new skills
- Enhance your CV
- Volunteering may even lead to possible employment opportunities
Event Makers are enthusiastic people who enjoy giving their time to help local sporting events run smoothly. It's all about personal choice and you can give as much or as little time to those things which interest you most.
Northamptonshire hosts a range of major high profile events throughout the year which require volunteers. These include England Hockey's Maxifuel Super 5s semi-finals, British Cycling's 'Women's Tour' which will start in picturesque Oundle, Sainsbury's School Games, Cricket, etc.
These events require a variety of roles including marshals, liaison officers, mascots etc. Northamptonshire Sport want all Event Makers to be great representatives for sport who are smart, enthusiastic, confident and well briefed.
Join the free Event Makers Club for access to great volunteer opportunites.
IMPACT- Inclusive Volunteering in Sport
Northamptonshire Sport is calling on clubs and volunteers to be part of a new project that will provide them with free training and increase the number of disabled people volunteering in Northamptonshire.
IMPACT which is a one year project will see 40 clubs and organisations across the East Midlands region receive free training to help create a welcoming environment for volunteers with the overall aim to increase the number of disabled volunteers.
A volunteer recruitment campaign is set to take place within 'Inclusive Volunteer Month' throughout June. Within the month, Northamptonshire Sport will work with local voluntary services and other partners to encourage disabled people to sign up to IMPACT and start their journey as a sports volunteer.
For more information follow the link to IMPACT- Inclusive Volunteering in Sport project below.