The Shared System for Sport & Physical Activity Volunteering across Coventry Solihull & Warwickshire has been created to support clubs to recruit and retain volunteers in a consistent and supported way.
Key volunteering organisations in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire have come together via the Sport Volunteer Action Group. This is led by Coventry University’s Sport and Physical Activity Volunteering Coordinator in partnership with CSW Sport to improve the infrastructure of sports and physical activity volunteering.
The group will share one volunteer opportunity registration form and procedure to enhance the ability of all partners to promote sports volunteering to both clubs and the general public.
This procedure is called the 'Shared System for Sport & Physical Activity Volunteering' was formed and developed by David Boughey (Sport and Physical Activity Volunteering Coordinator at Coventry University) who said:
“The Shared System enables more organisations to share; promote and support new sport volunteer opportunities than ever before in the sub region in a consistent way. We can now confidently support local clubs or groups in their search for new volunteers thanks to this innovative partnership approach."
To register a volunteer opportunity, please complete the Sport and Physical Activity Volunteering Opportunity Form
"Registering our opportunities through the Shared System to gain short-term volunteers for events has helped the club when we nee it most and also the volunteers that continue to help when needed but are not able to commit every week."
City of Coventry Swimming Club
"It's difficult to find volunteers for administration roles in the Association. This Shared System not only solves my immediate problem but it also gives me a concrete example that I can use when trying to promote the system to the local Clubs.”
Warwickshire County Athletic Association
For more information please contact:
Emma O'Dowd, CSW Sport Partnership Development Officer (Clubs and Volunteers) on 02476 574197 or firstname.lastname@example.org
David Boughey, Sport and Physical Activity Volunteering Coordinator (Coventry University) on 07974 984920 or email@example.com
or visit: www.cswsport.org.uk/volunteer