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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.

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Upcoming Opportunities

NHS Night Walk 2019

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 (18:00 - 22:00)

12:00am - Wed 30th October, 2019

Walking

4.3 miles

Somerset Health Walk Leaders

Ongoing

County-wide

Walking

0 miles

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.

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.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    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