Our Youth Volunteering resource is now online

Our Youth Volunteering resource is now online

Our Youth Volunteering resource can provide advice and guidance on recruiting, supporting and retaining young volunteers to all members of the Athletics and Running community, so has been made into an online resource which can be accessed by anyone wanting further information and support in this area.

A young volunteer can fulfill many roles with the right support package in place. This can vary from running local sport sessions or assisting at large-scale sports events, to learning how to coach and design youth-led activities. By contributing in this way, young people have the opportunity to support capacity at a club, helping more people to get involved. A strong volunteering programme also assists with developing their confidence, self-esteem and community leadership skills and they have the opportunity to gain awards and qualifications.

Our Youth Volunteering resource was initially developed to support clubs using the Game Changers Programme to provide a positive experience for young people aged between 14-25 in volunteering opportunities at the club. However, the valuable information included in this resource can provide advice and guidance on recruiting, supporting and retaining young volunteers to all members of the Athletics and Running community, so has been made into an online resource which can be accessed by anyone wanting further information and support in this area.

Click here to download the resource in PDF format (PDF 4.3MB)

The Youth Volunteering resource includes information about the benefits of youth volunteering;

  • Why involve young volunteers in your organisation?
  • Benefits for the young volunteer
  • Benefits for the club
  • Benefits for the wider community
  • Motivations for volunteering
  • The Streetgames FABS model (fun, altruism, belonging and self-development)

 
plus useful information, advice and Top Tips for recruiting, supporting, and retaining young volunteers.

Click here to download the resource in PDF format (PDF 4.3MB)

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