Volunteering at your local sport and recreation club can take many shapes and forms and there are a number of volunteer opportunities available, including
- Bar/Canteen Operations
- Sports Trainer
- Committee Member
The Benefits of Volunteering
Research has found a number of different benefits associated with volunteering in sport, including:
- Positive benefits for an individuals physical, social and mental wellbeing
- Increase in life satisfaction
- Greater community connection
- Increased rates of youth participation in sport
More information can be found on the Clearinghouse for Sport website here
The best way that you can become involved in a local sport and recreation club is by contacting the club directly, this can be done in a number of ways.
- Contacting a club committee member via phone or email. Eg President, Secretary, Coach or Team Manager.
- Look for contact details on the club website/social media or message the club’s social media page directly.
- Let them know what role you are willing to volunteer in or that you’re willing to help wherever needed.
- Complete the expression of interest form below and Valley Sport can help best match you with a local club.