Volunteers: Becoming a Volunteer
By volunteering your time you can develop in lots of different ways – gain experience in a variety of different roles, network with key organisations, improve your life skills, make yourself more employable, put ‘Volunteer’ on your CV and lots more!
Sport relies on the commitment of volunteers who give their time and energy to provide sporting opportunities to people in Merseyside, and to ensure the continued success of our clubs.
Sport volunteering can cover a range of activities from coaching, player development, running training sessions through to club administration, fundraising and organising events, competitions and leagues.
For young people, volunteering provides an opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience while continuing to enjoy all the benefits participation in sport provides. Many young people in Merseyside are already involved in sport volunteering and as a result benefit from:
- Enhanced confidence and personal development opportunities
- The enjoyment and satisfaction of providing a service to others
- Career development, training and the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications
- Making life-long friends through sport
- Being recognised as a valued member of their local community
Check out the Volunteering Opportunities page to get involved in volunteering today using the Join In club finder and Do-it search box.
Click on the titles below for examples of the positive impact of volunteering in sport
Professional aggressive in-line skater, British Champion and World Number 2, plus a Volunteer Coach at Rampworx and a Sporting Champion. This is a case study on Jenna Downing’s progress in the sport, and of her commitment to coaching and inspiring others.
Steven Welsh, a student from the Wirral, attended the Step Into Sport Conference in 2007. Steven has now completed over 200 hours of community sport volunteering at his club the Wirral Hornets. Steven now has more responsibility at his club and his confidence and skills have improved following the conference: “Now when I perform my volunteering, mainly basketball coaching, I have become more confident meaning that the children listen to me more and means they improve quicker, as a result of this I have been given more responsibility from the main coach at the sessions I help with.”