There are many reasons why people choose to become volunteers, here are just a few examples of why we have managed to achieve 6,486 volunteer hours in 2015-16:
- Volunteers are the backbone of community sport, without you our sporting programmes cannot function, we have a number of volunteer opportunities with local sports clubs, sporting events and community outreach
- It’s fun! Whether you are looking to get out of the house, meet new people or would like to help others, volunteering provides you with everything you need to gain the feel good factor.
- Looking for a new career? Our Volunteer Programme may provide you with the platform for your perfect role within the sport and leisure industry. Even if sport isn’t your chosen career path, the skills and knowledge you will learn to work with people and as part of a team will help your develop as a person and give you the experience you need for your CV!
We have volunteer opportunities for a range of ages and abilities and accept applications from ages 14+. For more information on our programme or to request to meet with any member of the team please fill in our online enquiry form or contact us at: email@example.com
Organisations looking for a volunteer
Are you an organisation that is in need of volunteers to help run your programmes or service? Fill out our online application form to advertise your opportunities
We have opportunities for volunteers to take part in Street Sports, Holiday Programmes and Events, Office Administration & Programme Management, Disability & Inclusion, Nordic Walking & Orienteering, Leisure Facilities (health training, instructor , lifeguard and reception roles) as well as this, we are able to offer external volunteer opportunities through our local and regional partners.
Multi Sport Camp
Time and Date: 9.15am-3.15pm: 3rd,5th,10th and 12th April.
Where: Knutsford Leisure Centre, Westfield Drive, Knutsford WA16 0BL
Multi Sport Camp
Time and Date: 9.15am-3.15pm: 4th,6th,11th and 13th April.
Where: Wilmslow Leisure Centre, Station Road, Rectory Fields, Wilmslow SK9 1BU
Splash and Crash
Time and Date: 9am-3pm: Tuesday 4th April, Thursday 6th April, and Tuesday 11th April.
Where: Alsager Leisure Centre, Hassall Road, Alsager, ST7 2HP
- Trampoline assistant – Knutsford Leisure Centre, Thursday Evenings, 5.30-7.00pm
- Assistant Sports Coach at Disability Activity Session – Hurdsfield Fun4all, Monday evenings 6.00-7.30pm
- Assistant Sports Coach at Disability Bike Session – Congleton Leisure Centre, Saturdays afternoon, 2.00-3.30pm
- Active8 Adults – Weekly multi-sport activity or anyone with a disability – Crewe Lifestyle Centre -Every Tuesday -11:00am-12 noon
- Active8 Adults – Weekly multi-sport activity or anyone with a disability – Barony Sport Complex – Every Thursday – 1:30pm-2:30pm
- Community Athletics Session – Cumberland Arena – Every Wednesday (Term time only) – 6:00pm-7:00pm
- Children’s Disability Trampoline Session – Sandbach Leisure Centre – Sunday Afternoon (2 sessions a month) – 3:00pm-4:00pm
- Netball Umpiring – Crewe, Shavington and Middlewich – Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – Evenings.
- Disability outdoor activities assistant – Astbury Mere – 10am-3pm: Friday 7th April
- Disability Cycling and Multi Sports Assistant Coach – Cumberland Arena – 12.30pm-3.30p: Wednesday 5th April
- Play Scheme Assistant – Crewe Lifestyle Centre – 9am-4.30pm : 5th April-7th April and/or 12th-14th April
- Disability Multi Sports Assistant Coach – Alsager Leisure Centre – 12.30pm-3.30pm: Wednesday 12th April
If you want to be a part of our volunteer team please complete our online application form
Help us to reach our goal of 40,000 volunteer hours by 2020! Since the launch of the Everybody Trust we have managed to clock up a fantastic 13,752 volunteer hours in Cheshire East, meaning we have been able to provide volunteers with opportunities in their community to help them give something back, learn new skills, teach and train others, build up their experience for their CV and more!
It is now your turn to help us to reach our goal whilst also gaining valuable knowledge and experience for yourself. If you are up for the challenge then make sure your fill in our I Want to Volunteer enquiry form.
The Volunteer Programme is the perfect place for you to make a difference in your community. Using the power of sport, leisure and recreation; we want you to join our team to help provide ‘Leisure for Life’. We offer volunteer opportunities to all areas of our community, take a look below at Ray’s story…
Ray Sheppard is pictured here with former England footballer John Barnes at this year’s Cheshire FA Coaching Conference at Carden Park Hotel, Chester. The Volunteer programme funded Ray to complete his Football Level 1 Coaching Qualification and Ray’s attendance at the coaching conference as he identified the course as a way to keep up to date with modern coaching practices and learn new skills.
“By volunteering and being involved with the walking football program, I see growth and development of the game and players improve their fitness, skill and wellbeing. Walking football gets like-minded people together, and I see friendships being formed through social interaction in the community. So, just a few hours a week coaching provides sense of worthiness, vitality and community belonging” Ray Sheppard – Volunteer Walking Football Coach/Mentor
Everybody Volunteer Programme
Based in the heart of the community, Everybody Sport and Recreation works with many partners to provide volunteer opportunities for local people.
To inspire those living or working in Cheshire East to achieve over 40,000 hours of volunteering by 2020 within health, sports or Leisure.
- To provide every volunteer with a safe, suitable and rewarding experience on the Everybody Volunteer Programme.
- To reduce barriers and increase the number of people, of all ages, volunteering in sport, health & leisure.
- To help volunteers develop through quality experiences, training opportunities, and mentoring support.
How we Support Volunteers
We look to induct all new volunteers when they join our programme. Volunteers form an integral part of our team and to ensure we find suitable volunteer roles, every volunteer will complete our screening process which includes:
- Volunteer Application Form.
- Introductory Meeting.
- Reference Checks.
- DBS Check (if the volunteer opportunity involved working with children or vulnerable adults)
All volunteers over 16 who have regular contact with young people or vulnerable adults must complete a DBS Check. There will be no cost to the volunteer.
Support is the most important element of our Volunteer Programme as we want to ensure that every volunteer that is enrolled on the programme, has an enjoyable experience, and feels valued.
- A designated volunteer co-originator for regular, informal contact.
- Review meetings
- Volunteer socials & events
We want to ensure that every volunteer is a great role model for the programme and wants to share their great experience with friends, family & in the community.
It is important to recognise the value volunteers have to our business and to reward them where possible for the time and dedication that they give freely. Below is a list of the current ways we as a Trust reward our volunteers:
- Certificate on Volunteer reaching hour milestones of 10, 50, 100, 150, 250 & 500 hours
- Nominations to National and Local Awards
- Case studies and good news stories published to recognise the work of volunteers.
We measure all volunteer hours and keep a track so all volunteers will be able to find out how many hours they have completed with us at any time!