What are Volunteers?
Volunteers are essential in making sporting events happen. Whether it's getting the kit ready for training, or driving players to matches and competitions, or even providing refreshments for the players, these individuals help to keep clubs running. Furthermore, volunteers can help to make a sporting event a great success by helping organisers and participants alike.
A great deal of effort is required to keep clubs running, and for events to take place. And in many cases, it's there's too much for an organiser to undertake themselves. Volunteers can help to ease the burden. As the saying goes, many hands make light work!
In addition to helping out, the act of volunteering not only benefits others, but can prove to be hugely rewarding too. And in the process, you can enjoy some great experiences whilst learning valuable new skills too!
Where can you volunteer?
There are many places and ways in you can assist clubs, events or individuals.
Help out with:
- Club nights
- Disability Sport activities and events
Disability sport is an area that is always looking for volunteers but people are afraid to get involved in. But they can be very rewarding and prove to be a lot of fun. Not only can you assist the participants, but you can take part in lots of the all inclusive activities too!
In Hertfordshire, there a number of places to get involved in Disability Sport, but the Hertfordshire Disability Sports Hub is a good place to start!
Ultimately, regardless of the role you choose to take, you can help to make sport happen however you want, and a whole range of people will benefit from your contribution.