Coaching and Volunteering Opportunities

Sports Volunteering

Are you interested in becoming a sports volunteer? Whatever your age or experience there’s a volunteering opportunity for you!

Across Lancashire, volunteers are providing an essential service to clubs and organisations to make sure that people are doing their best and getting the most out of sport. Volunteers can get involved with a huge range of roles such as coaching/leadership, officiating, administration, organising events, publicity, social and many more.

do-it.org.uk
do-it is the only national database of volunteering opportunities in the UK. If you register for a volunteering opportunity with us, this is one of the places it will be advertised. These opportunities can be accessed by anyone over 16, so have a look at what’s available in the local area.

joininuk.org
Join In is the nation’s charity for local sports volunteering. Join In support the clubs and groups who need volunteers most and promote brilliant opportunities for people to lend a hand. If you have a particular skill you’d like to share – whether it’s coaching or accountancy – make sure you let the club know, and see if they could use your help. But there are plenty of opportunities to help in other ways, such as helping with the sandwiches, driving teams to away matches or helping to organise events.

Youth Sport Trust – Step into Sport
Step into Sport is a support programme for 14-19 year olds with the aim of engaging them in volunteering and leadership activities throughout their lives. The programme is being run by Sport England, Sports Leaders UK and the Youth Sport Trust, and Lancashire Sport Partnership is responsible for the programme on a local level.

V Programme – vInspired
V is the national programme for any person 16-25 years old who wishes to volunteer in some capacity. This programme is the replacement of Millennium Volunteers; therefore whether or not you have gained any previous volunteering experience, there are a number of opportunities and placements available to you. These include;

Short Term – taster/one off session
Part Time – 1-30 hours of volunteering per week. Example, regular placement in a sports club.
Full Time – up to 13 weeks of 30 hours of volunteering per week. Example, work experience in a Local Authority.