Funding opportunity to support the Game Changers youth volunteering programme closes 5th March!

Would you like to increase the number of younger people supporting you through volunteering at your club and would like some help to make that happen?

Following the successful pilot stage of the Game Changers Youth Volunteering Programme which launched in April 2017, applications are open until Monday 5th March, to support more clubs and groups to involve young people in volunteering opportunities.

Funded by our partners Spirt of 2012, the Game Changers Youth Volunteering Programme offers clubs the opportunity to apply for a package of support, to involve more young people aged between 14-25 in volunteering opportunities at the club. This can be in a number of roles, dependent on what they are interested in and your needs, including officiating, coaching, event marshalling and more.

How can Game Changers Benefit Your Club?

  • Increase the number of volunteers supporting the club
  • Bring new/fresh ideas to the club
  • Develop the range of skills across the club
  • Try something new, which the club hasn’t done before

Bracknell Athletics Club who got involved last year have been supporting 10 young people through their Coaching Assistant Course. The young people have had the chance to learn and develop new skills and gain experience through a wide range of opportunities, including weekly coaching sessions, officiating at events, leading groups of young athletes at the Quad Kids tournament and planning their own sessions.

The impact the project has had on the club is huge, as it has enabled Bracknell to clear their year 5 waiting list as an additional 2 coaching groups can run mid-week. Caroline Bennett, who coordinates the Game Changers Programme at Bracknell says, “Not only has the club benefited hugely but so have the Game Changers. I can see they have grown in confidence, they are proud to be coaches and give back to their club. Their communication has improved, their organisation and their self-esteem.”

Further information

If you think that your club could really benefit from engaging young people in volunteering opportunities, please read over the below documents for more information and to apply:

Applications close for this exciting opportunity on Monday 5th March 2018.

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