European Volunteering Challenge update

European Volunteering Challenge update

Great Britain and NI  maintain their lead in the European-wide Volunteering Challenge, with Germany once again passing Norway to lie in second and Hungary close behind in 4th.

GB&NI have passed the thousand mark now of hours have been logged by volunteers across the country so far this year, cumulative total since 2014 is almost 9000 hours.

In terms of all-time recorded hours, our very own Youth Advisory Group European Rep Lijana Kaziow has maintained her lead over Norway's Petter Wessel in the cumulative hours volunteered; Petter and Germany's Jochen Schweitzer and still locked in battle over 2nd adn 3rd.  The UK Youth Advisory Group chairman Jacob Hood remains in 5th.

The challenge continues, there is no age limit, so you can sign up no matter how old or young you are! 

Officials - why not enter your hours officiating for any matches which include athletes aged under 30?

Coaches - record and keep track of how many hours you put into your club with younger athletes.

Other Volunteers - hours at the club, cross country or road races, or even that local project you have started?

If you need help or advice logging the hours contact Youth Advisory Group European Rep Lijana Kaziow

What’s in it for you?

A certificate from European Athletics when you reach milestones:

  • Bronze at 100 hours
  • Silver at 250 Hours
  • Gold at 500 hours

Sign up now!

It is an excellent way to get involved in a huge community for athletics, to share best practice and showcase the good things we do with other nations.  You can sign up at

So we ask you to sign up and join in the challenge!

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