Volunteer at the Lincolnshire School Games (Sunday 9th July)

Lincolnshire School Games
This is Active Lincolnshire’s biggest schools event for the year. About 1,000 pupils will be competing in multiple sports at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre on Sunday 9th July. This is ideal for sports students but could be anyone looking to get event experience or exposure with schools and young people. A wide variety of roles and experiences are available: School Games Role Descriptions

To get involved please contact Alex Nightingale (alex.nightingale@activelincolnshire.com)

This is one example of opportunities through Active Lincolnshire’s HE Volunteering Programme. If you would like to know more, please contact Navaz Sutton at Navaz.Sutton@activelincolnshire.com



Lincolnshire Sport Student Volunteering Programme

Lincolnshire Sport are offering a number of opportunities for students to become involved with sports volunteering in the county. Outlines of some of these are given below, but for more information please contact Navaz Sutton (navaz.sutton@lincolnshiresport.com ; 01522 730325) or see the Lincolnshire Sport website.

Lincolnshire Show (June 2017)
Help set up and run the Lincolnshire Sport arena, which houses a number of partners and sporting providers over the two-day show. Volunteers may also be involved with marketing, surveying participants, or assisting with research that could be aligned with their studies.

School Games (July 9th 2017)
The focus of the Lincolnshire School Games is to engage more young people in high quality, meaningful school competition. They provide a year-round competition calendar, culminating in county festivals. Volunteers are vital to the success of the event and roles include event support, young volunteer mentoring, marshalling, school liaison, marketing and running activities.

County Ambassador Programme
CAP is a volunteering and leadership programme for Year 7 to Year 13 students. Part of this involves workshops for Year 9 and 10 students, and volunteers can become involve in shaping and delivering these events (alongside Lincolnshire Sport staff).

Sports Club Volunteering
Lincolnshire Sport collate information on opportunities where clubs are looking for support from volunteers. Roles could include coaching, marketing, officiating and scoring.

This project is designed to get more disabled people volunteering in sport, and local clubs and organisations can receive free training to help create a welcoming environment for disabled sports volunteers. Students are able to get involved with this initiative.

Workplace Challenge
Lincolnshire Sport organise the regional implementation of this national programme. Businesses and organisations compete through activities designed to promote health and active workplaces, and volunteers are needed to help ensure the competitions run smoothly.

Lincolnshire Sport Student Volunteer Alumni
Lincolnshire Sport will assess the capability, attitude and potential of students undertaking volunteer roles and this process can lead to students being invited to participate in the Student Volunteer Network. This exclusive group will have exclusive access to additional opportunities and higher-level roles. Some of these opportunities may include paid work with Lincolnshire Sport or their partners, and will feature the chance to gain interview and application experience.

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IMPressing: Melissa Poole – Trampoline Coach

Melissa Poole (Sport Development & Coaching, Year 1) is busy with coaching and volunteering outside of her course activities:

“I coach trampolining as a paid job every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. On the Mondays I coach three special needs groups of various disabilities and ages. On the other two days I coach various ages from 5-50 who vary in ability from just recreational to regional! I also spend Wednesdays teaching at my secondary school 9-3:15. I teach loads of different sports and teach some lessons on my own, and the teachers watch and give me feedback after the lesson.

I’ve done coaching courses too and I volunteer at different events across the country! I’m being a Team manager at the Anglian cross country in Northampton next weekend and have volunteered at the Lincolnshire School Games for three years and the UK School Games for two years as well. I’ve also been a Young Ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust!”

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Melissa receiving a Self Belief award from Baroness Sue Campbell (Chair of UK Sport) and Jason Gardner