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Health Walk Leader

Date: Ongoing

Our volunteer Health Walk Leaders assist with the delivery of the Northampton Health Walks programme, supporting walks across the town. We are looking for new volunteers that have an interest in walking and meeting new people. You don't have to be fit or fast, just want to help make a difference to your local community.

Distance: 0.7 miles

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Street Sports Volunteers

Date: Ongoing

Like Sports? Want to be a coach? Don’t yet have the qualifications? Don’t worry! Northampton Street Sports welcomes you to join our voluntary programme. Northampton Street Sports has been running free sports activities in Northampton for over 10 years. Working in 14 local areas, you can join us and make a difference in your community.

Distance: 0.7 miles

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Delapre Park 5k Race Volunteer (1 FREE race entry for friend/family for every volunteer)

Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 (18:30 - 21:00)

Application Deadline: 12:00pm - Tue 18th July, 2017

New for the 2017 series is Delapre Park. The route starts outside the beautiful Delapre Abbey taking in some of the grounds and around Delapre Park lake. We would like to thank Northampton Borough Council and Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust for allowing us to use this a venue for the 2017 series and hope to make this a permanent fixture for future series.

Distance: 1.2 miles

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Impact Volunteer Role- Northampton parkrun

Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 - Fri, 31 Mar 2017

Application Deadline: 5:00pm - Fri 31st March, 2017

IMPACT is open to people with a long term health condition, disabilities (physical and learning), sensory impairments and mental health conditions. Through the project we will provide the skills and knowledge that will enable disabled people to lead more independent lives and be socially more active.

Distance: 1.3 miles

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IMPACT- Inclusive Volunteering in Sport

Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 - Fri, 31 Mar 2017

Application Deadline: 3:00pm - Fri 31st March, 2017

IMPACT offers exciting new opportunities for disabled people aged 16 years plus to volunteer in their community.

Distance: 2.4 miles

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Special Olympics Northamptonshire

Date: Ongoing

On Monday 16th January 6-8:30pm, Northamptonshire Sport are running free training at John Dryden House (NN4 7YD) in partnership with Special Olympics GB for anyone who may be interested in becoming a volunteer for the recently developed Special Olympics Northamptonshire group. If you'd like to attend this and help people with a learning disability in Northants train and compete in sport then email Graeme.Wilson@firstforwellbeing.co.uk or phone 01604 367953.

Distance: 2.4 miles

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Helper at taster event for people who are blind and partially sighted

Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 (09:00 - 15:00)

Application Deadline: 11:00pm - Thu 9th March, 2017

Volunteers are required to help out at a sports taster event for people who are blind and partially sighted which is being held at Kingsthorpe Community College on Saturday 11th March 9am - 3pm. The main role of the volunteers at the event will be to assist participants to get around the site and participate in the activities.

Distance: 2.5 miles

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Disability/Inclusion Coordinator, Welfare Officer, Fundraiser, and Impact Volunteer Roles- Northampton Phoenix Wheelchair Basket

Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 - Fri, 31 Mar 2017

Application Deadline: 5:00pm - Fri 31st March, 2017

To support the inclusion of new and existing disabled members of all ages into the club; by acting as a first point of contact, to provide a warm welcome, introducing them to key coaches, members and other players.

Times Required: Saturdays, 2-4pm

Distance: 2.6 miles

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Local Activators

Date: Ongoing

To coordinate and assist in the delivery of the sport and physical activity sessions promoted as part of the Active Billing Community Project in the Bellinge/Ecton Brook area.

Distance: 4.1 miles

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Community Champions

Date: Ongoing

The role of the Community Champion:
1. Promotion of Activities
To communicate and promote initiatives and activities that are taking place in their local area. To help promote important messages to groups and individuals whom professionals struggle to engage with – especially those that are isolated or marginalised.

2. Insight Gathering
To gather insight on a number of issues to help local providers and services understand deep-rooted attitudes, behaviours and perceptions of individuals in the community.

Distance: 4.1 miles

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Brixworth Country Park 5k Race Volunteer (1 FREE race entry for friend/family for every volunteer)

Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 (18:30 - 21:00)

Application Deadline: 12:00pm - Thu 22nd June, 2017

New for the 2017 series is Brixworth Country Park. We would like to thank the Country Park and Anglian Water for their help in allowing us to host the first race at Brixworth and hope we can make this a regular feature in the series.

Distance: 5.4 miles

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3 Counties 100 Sportive Volunteer

Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2017 (08:00 - 13:00)

Application Deadline: 12:00pm - Fri 30th June, 2017

Starting from the courtyard at Holdenby House in rural Northamptonshire, riders choose between a stunning 100 mile, 110km or 21 mile ride that takes in the beauty of the Naseby Battlefields, Eyebrooke Reservoir, the Welland Viaduct, Rutland Water and the Cottesbrooke Estate.

Distance: 5.5 miles

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Holdenby Duathlon Volunteer

Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 (08:00 - 12:30)

Application Deadline: 12:00pm - Fri 20th October, 2017

Suitable both for novices and experienced athletes, this late season standard and sprint distance duathlon, including seperate 5k and 10k cross country run, operates from Holdenby House with the traffic free run confined to the surrounding Holdenby Estate and bike route through beautiful Northamptonshire villages.

Built in 1583 by Sir Christopher Hatton, Holdenby House was one of the largest palaces of the Tudor period and was prison to King Charles I during the English Civil War. The House is now a private residence and we are pleased to be hosting a duathlon event from this magnificent Estate.

Distance: 5.5 miles

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Salcey Forest 5k Race Volunteer (1 FREE race entry for friend/family for every volunteer)

Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 (18:30 - 21:00)

Application Deadline: 12:00pm - Fri 12th May, 2017

The picturesque Salcey Forest will this year host the second of the Northants 5k series.. We would like to thank the Forestry Commission for allowing us to host the race at Salcey again this year after a success race in 2016. Dont forget to check out Tree Top Way whilst visiting the venue.

Distance: 6.3 miles

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Triathlon

Wellingborough Go-Tri Volunteer

Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2017 (07:00 - 10:30)

Application Deadline: 12:00pm - Wed 12th April, 2017

Based at Bannatynes Health Club in the heart of Wellingborough, Wellingborough and District AC, Triathlon Section in collaboration with the British Triathlon Federation bring to town an event which is part of the Triathlon England GO-TRI initiative

On 16th April, 2017 participants will have the chance to take part in a Triathlon using the superb pool facilities at Bannatynes Health Club, and the mostly deserted (Sunday) roads and footpaths in the Park Farm Business Park.

Distance: 8.6 miles

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Disability/Inclusion Coordinator, Fundraiser, & IMPACT Volunteer Roles- Disability Inclusive Sports Club, Towcester

Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 - Fri, 31 Mar 2017

Application Deadline: 5:00pm - Fri 31st March, 2017

To support the inclusion of new and existing disabled members of all ages into the club; by acting as a first point of contact, to provide a warm welcome, introducing them to key coaches, members and other players.

Distance: 8.7 miles

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Irchester Country Park 5k Race Volunteer (1 FREE race entry for friend/family for every volunteer)

Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 (10:00 - 12:30)

Application Deadline: 12:00pm - Thu 20th April, 2017

The first race in the series for 2017 will be Irchester Country Park. Home to a popular Winter series at one time it will be a welcome return to the venue for a fair few County runners. The course is multi terrain and will be an enjoyable one for all entrants! We are also running a childrens fun run before the start of the main event.

Distance: 11 miles

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Battlefield Run Volunteer

Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 (09:00 - 12:00)

Application Deadline: 11:00pm - Thu 2nd March, 2017

Set in the heart of Northamptonshire, the Battlefield Run starts and ends in Naseby, home of the famous Battle of Naseby where, in 1645 Oliver Cromwell defeated Charles I in the key battle of the English Civil War.

Taking advantage of the rolling Northamptonshire countryside this beautiful and peaceful road run covers 2 laps for half marathon, one lap 10k and an out and back 5k. Also includes 1 mile Fun Run and children's half mile Fun Run.

Distance: 11.5 miles

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Battlefield Duathlon Volunteer

Date: Sun, 07 May 2017 (08:00 - 13:30)

Application Deadline: 12:00pm - Fri 5th May, 2017

Set in the heart of Northamptonshire, the Battlefield Run starts and ends in Naseby, home of the famous Battle of Naseby where, in 1645 Oliver Cromwell defeated Charles I in the key battle of the English Civil War. A duathlon is a multi-discipline sport similar to triathlon whereby the swim section of the event is replaced by a run, taking the format Run 1/Bike/Run 2. Duathletes can opt for a gruelling long distance, standard or sprint distance event taking advantage of the rolling Northamptonshire countryside and quiet country roads.

Distance: 11.5 miles

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National Cup & Shield Finals - Stewards required

Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2017 - Sun, 02 Apr 2017

Application Deadline: 10:00pm - Tue 14th March, 2017

Volleyball England are looking for stewards at their 2017 National Cup & Shield Finals.

The National Cup is the prime knock out competition in the Volleyball England competitions calendar. On Saturday the best senior teams will be competing, while on Sunday sees the junior finals taking place.

Distance: 12.7 miles

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