Without volunteers clubs wouldn’t run, people wouldn’t take part in sport and other activities, and communities would lose a vital asset. One volunteer creates the capacity for 8.5 more people to play. Volunteers have always played a vital part in the sport and physical activity sector. Without them, most activity simply wouldn’t happen.

We’ve pulled together some advice and guidance to help develop volunteering across Kent & Medway.

Sport England Volunteering Q&A

Volunteers make a vital contribution to community sport. Sport England’s Active Lives Adult Survey shows that a total of 6.2 million adults give their time at least twice a year to help make sport and physical activity happen. With that in mind, they’ve compiled a series of questions and answers designed to help your organisation or project achieve its goals while creating a more enjoyable, meaningful volunteering experience for all.

Follow this link to view Sport England’s Volunteering Q&A

Sport England Insight Guide

In December 2020 Sport England published a Volunteering in Sport Insight Guide. It aims to equip organisations with research allowing them to think strategically about their approach to developing volunteering in this sector.

Follow this link to download the Sport England Volunteering insight guide (PDF)

Buddle Resources

Sport England created Buddle to provide free learning and support resources to inspire and strengthen clubs and community organisations offering sport and physical activity – and the professionals that work with them.

There are several Buddle resources available to help support you with recruiting volunteers to your club and organisation.

Follow this link to view the Buddle resources

Volunteering in Kent

Active Kent & Medway encourages clubs and those looking to volunteer to use the following websites to upload and search for opportunities:

Follow this link to visit Kent Volunteers

Follow this link to visit Do It – Find Your Good

Carly Miles profile image

Carly Miles

Community Development Officer (Sport and Physical Activity)

Celebrating VolunteersRecognise their achievements

You may be interested in