Volunteering is a two way process and benefits the organisation and the volunteer.

The volunteer provides the organisation with benefits such as:

  • Enabling participation in sport and physical activity
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Helping youths engage in positive activity
  • Giving something back to the community
  • Helping others realize their potential 
  • Gain access to JMU plus training
  • Enables the volunteer to wear university colours

It is important that people involved in sport at all levels recognise volunteers' efforts and support and rewards those who volunteer in sports. Equally as well as ‘giving’ to an organisation each volunteer will be getting something back – Sport Start volunteering has many rewards and benefits for the individual.

  • Gain experience in a sports environment
  • Develop new skills and attributes
  • Be part of a club or community sports organisation
  • Enhance you employability
  • Certification of Sports Volunteering (Gaining 50, 100, 150, 200 etc).

Want to Volunteer in Sport?

Sport Start Volunteering provides skills training and support for people who are already involved in sports volunteering.

Sport Start Volunteering provides a simple method of starting sports volunteering. The volunteer needs to contact Sport Start Volunteering; this can be either being by telephone, email or visiting us. (See contact Details on the Home Page). Sport Start Volunteering staff would undergo a process of gaining details of personal background information in sport and volunteering, therefore finding out personal interests and a perfect placement for your sports volunteering.  

Volunteering fact: The sport sector is the single biggest contribution to total volunteering in England.
This information comes from the 'Sports Volunteering in England' research document commissioned by Sport England in 2002.

Page last modified 12 March 2008.

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