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ARCHIVE: We are looking for volunteers for School Games in the Liverpool City Region 2018

This article is now archived, however, we will be offering similar opportunities in future. Get in touch to register your interest.

Would you like to grab your chance to feel a nice warm glow inside this summer – even if the British sunshine isn’t always around to give you one on the outside!

We’re offering the opportunity to get involved with the summer events at this year’s School Games in the Liverpool City Region.

The events take place on 4th July and 5th July 2018 at Wavertree Sports Park (with a set up day too on the 3rd July).

Both days are multi-sport events, with approximately 2000 children from around the region descending on Wavertree to compete. The 4th July sees a day focused on inclusive sport for children with additional needs and the 5th July will be a primary-focused day.

The Level 3 School Games is an opportunity for children to compete and achieve their personal best. They offer memorable sport experiences that inspire future participation, but more than that they are a driver for creating the very best citizens of tomorrow, setting children up for success in their broader school life and boosting their employability by creating the right attitudes and skills.

This is a great opportunity to give back, but there’s plenty in it for you too:

  • We’ll provide a volunteer lunch
  • You’ll get a free School Games Volunteer T-shirt
  • We can pay reasonable travel expenses.
  • For anyone who needs proof of volunteer hours we’ll provide confirmation of hours worked
  • There’s the chance to meet like-minded people and make new friends
  • Plus, you’ll get a lovely warm glow knowing you’ve helped inspire a generation of young people to develop a sporting habit for life.

You can get a flavour of what this year’s event will be like by viewing the footage from our 2017 event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGU1K1rHfMw&t=64s

How many hours do I need to commit?
Ideally we’d love you to commit a half or full day (and you could commit up to 3 days if you’re very keen), but even if you can only give a couple of hours please get in touch – as a certain supermarket always says ‘Every little helps!’
All we ask is that, emergencies aside, you are as sure as you can be that you can be there for the time(s) you say you will so that we can plan the event properly. So it’s best to check that you can take time off work, arrange childcare etc. where needed first before committing.

What sort of thing will I be doing?
There are various roles you can play on the day and we’ll match you to one that suits you best.

You could be;

  • greeting competitors
  • directing people around the site
  • assisting sports organisers in the smooth running of their sport
  • helping to provide teas and coffees for other volunteers
  • helping with site set up and pack down
  • and more besides.

Anything else I should know?
To ensure the safeguarding of the children at the event and to protect yourself as a volunteer we will ask all volunteers to provide either a current DBS form or complete a self-declaration form. We will also ask you to provide photo ID in the form of a passport or driver’s licence. If you don’t have a passport or driver’s licence we will ask you to provide 2 different forms of ID from the following list: utility bills, council tax bills or bank statements (financial figures can be blanked out if you wish). We will inspect these only – no copies will be kept.

We’ll also need you to sign in on arrival on site and also sign out when you leave – this is so we can ensure your health and safety too when on site.

We will be holding training events in the 2 weeks prior to the event for those that can attend. If you are unable to attend we will also offer briefings via email and phone.

If you are interested please get in touch via admin@merseysidesport.com including ‘School Games Volunteering’ in the subject line of your email. Please state your preferred date(s)/time(s) to volunteer and referred roles, if applicable. Please also let us have your email address and phone number, so we can get back in touch with you about your interest.

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