Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteers have always played a vital part in the sport and physical activity sector. Without them, most activity simply wouldn't happen. Approximately 150,000 Somerset residents volunteer at least once a month, a large number of these in sport and physical activity.

Volunteer with us

Would you like to volunteer or 'lend a hand' with SASP? Volunteering is a great way to make friends, learn new skills, get fit, fill a gap in your CV, get work experience and make a real difference to sport and physical activity provision in Somerset.

Whatever way you want to volunteer, we have options for you. From a weekly commitment to one-off events, there is a range of flexible opportunities available. Listed below are regular volunteering opportunities, however, if you would like to be more flexible and volunteer when we have one-off events please email Laura Carter on lcarter@sasp.co.uk.

As a SASP volunteer you will be provided with all the necessary training and knowledge that is relevant to your role and given a SASP 'support crew' t-shirt.

Take a look at our current volunteering opportunities below.

Upcoming Opportunities

Somerset Health Walk Leaders

Ongoing

Somerset Health Walk Leaders

County-wide

Walking

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Somerset Health Walks wouldn't exist without our fantastic volunteer walk leaders, who lead health walks taking place around the country. As a volunteer walk leader, you would be helping people in your community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get.

Somerset Apache Stealers - Inclusive Multi-Sports Club (Taunton)

Ongoing

Somerset Apache Stealers - Inclusive Multi-Sports Club (Taunton)

Disability Sport, Multi-Sport

7 miles

Come and support our inclusive multi-sports club at Heathfield School in Taunton. Sessions are for children ages 8 - 18 with a disability.

Children in Need Holiday Sessions

Ongoing

Children in Need Holiday Sessions

Disability Sport, Multi-Sport

5.2 miles

Our holiday sessions, funded by Children in Need, are for children aged 8 - 18 with a disability, and their siblings/families.

Swim School Volunteers

Ongoing

Swim School Volunteers

Swimming

10.4 miles

Come and support our Swim Schools at Quantock Lodge and St Michael's in Minehead.

Somerset Apache Stealers - Inclusive Multi-Sports Club (Yeovil)

Ongoing

Somerset Apache Stealers - Inclusive Multi-Sports Club (Yeovil)

Disability Sport, Multi-Sport

24.1 miles

Come and support our inclusive multi-sports club at Westfield Academy in Yeovil. The club is open to all disabilities and abilities aged 10 years upwards.

Coaching Lead

Ongoing

Netball

0 miles

Netball South West are looking for an individuals who is passionate about coaching. We are looking for someone who has strong communication skills, excellent planning, experience of coaching and mentoring & the ability to build and maintain effective networks.

Find other volunteering opportunities in Somerset

Somerset Volunteer Service

Somerset Volunteer Service support over 120 Active Living groups, each providing an opportunity for people over 50 to take part in local activities, enjoy the company of others, and access all sorts of information about keeping well and active. Each group is run by teams of volunteers and by getting involved you'll be playing a crucial part in helping improve the wellbeing of individuals in your local community. For more information click here.

Do-it Trust

The Do-it Trust is the UK's national volunteering database, Do-it.org makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community. Do-it.org lists over 1m volunteering opportunities, including sport and physical activity opportunities, that are posted by volunteer centres, national/local charities and voluntary groups. Find and advertise an opportunity here.

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Blackdowns, Quantocks and Mendips)

You can find our more on each specific volunteering page:

Blackdown Hills AONB

Quantock Hills AONB

Mendip Hills AONB

Hannah Worthington is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills, all nationally protected as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. She will be working with each AONB team to help people get involved in these special areas. To find out more about the volunteering opportunities available you can contact her here.

parkrun

There are 7 parkrun locations across Somerset (Minehead, Taunton, Burnham, Street, Yeovil, Shepton Mallet and Henstridge) and they all rely on volunteers to take place. To find out how you can get involved locally visit the website and search for your location.

Royal Bath & West Show Sports for the Disabled

They are actively seeking more people to volunteer and help them out. If you are interested take a look at their Facebook Page and get in touch.

Managing Volunteers

Without the time, energy and commitment of volunteers, grassroots sport simply wouldn't happen.

Whether they give up a few hours a month to lend a hand, or travel up and down the country every weekend coaching a team at matches, volunteers are the life and soul of community sport.

This means that if you are a club that relies on volunteers, it's important you know how to inspire, manage and support them, recognise their hardwork and make sure they know how valued they are.

You need to provide them with an amazing experience from the minute they first engage with your club. An excellent, free resource to help you do that is the Club Matters website.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK