The 2017 School Games National Finals is calling for volunteers

  • 06

    Apr

    The 2017 School Games National Finals is calling for volunteers

    The Youth Sport Trust is calling for volunteers for the 2017 School Games National Finals and, regardless of whether you’re a student, teacher, parent, or organiser, you can apply today!

    The 2017 School Games National Finals will bring together 1,600 of the UK’s best young athletes for four days of competition, whilst we are also aiming to recruit a volunteer workforce of 400 young people, who will be exposed to a wide range of fantastic opportunities.

    We’re delighted to announce that multiple volunteering opportunities including Young Media and Event Volunteering are available for the event, which takes place at Loughborough University from Thursday 31 August – Sunday 03 September, and are accessible through the School Games website.

    For more information on the event please visit the National Finals website or click here to access the application form now! If you are not directly linked to the Youth Sport Trust or the School Games, but still wish to get involved, you can – please click here for more information on how to apply. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 26 April.

    Do you have what it takes?

    We’re looking for the next generation of volunteers who are passionate about sport, friendly, and interested in their personal development whilst helping others. No specific experience is required, but interest and evidence of previous volunteering is favourable.

    What do you get out of it?

    Volunteering at the 2017 School Games National Finals is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a variety of different roles and be part of a hugely inspirational multi-sport event. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and a hoody as part of their event uniform and there will be plenty of time for volunteers to get a taste of the action with all sports being so close together on the Loughborough University Campus during downtime.

    But don’t just take out word for it...

    “A highlight of my School Games experience was being able to interact with volunteers from other schools. I was able to make new friends that had the same interests as me and was able to share ideas about sports volunteering and exchange tips to make us better leaders and push us to our max. We were able to go and watch the different sports taking place that allowed us to get a good feel of the amazing vibes during the School Games! It also helped me to develop my knowledge of different sports rules and their regulations.”

    Beth Kenney – Bosworth Academy

    “Volunteers are the life-blood of the School Games National Finals where elite young athletes have the chance to compete in an atmosphere that will help prepare them for future huge sporting events including the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games. As a volunteer you will have the chance to meet top athletes, experience the action as well as playing a part in preparing future medal winners to reach the very top in their sports.”

    Emily Reynolds – Head of Sport at the Youth Sport Trust

    How do I apply?

    If you attend a School Games registered school, have participated in a Youth Sport Trust led programme in the past, or have any other links to our organisation, please fill out the first version of the application form by clicking here. An additional guidance document can be found here to help with your application.

    If you have now worked with us in the past or do not attend a School Games registered school, please fill out the second version of the application form by clicking here. An additional guidance document can be found here to help with your application.

    If you have any further questions regarding the event or volunteering opportunities available, please contact Roman Neveykin at roman.neveykin@youthsporttrust.org.



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