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. For more information on the benefits of volunteering click on the image below.
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.
Find 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.
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:
Sammy Fraser 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.