Volunteering

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September 25, 20180

The search is on for local sporting heroes and heroines as nominations are now open for the Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards.

 

Held in November each year, the awards ceremony celebrates the vital contribution of volunteers in community sport and physical activity. The event represents an opportunity to nominate those individuals who go the extra mile, often behind the scenes, to keep grassroots sport and physical activity alive across the county. It could be a selfless volunteer who gives up their time to coach youngsters, who always shows up to drive the minibus, or someone you believe to be an unsung hero.

 

There are 10 categories that the public can nominate into including:

 

  • Male and Female Community Coach of the Year
  • Disability Coach of the Year
  • Contribution to Disability Sport
  • Community Project of the Year
  • Community Club of the Year
  • University of Hertfordshire Sports Volunteer of the Year
  • Unsung Hero
  • David Wray Service to Sport
  • ‘This Girl Can in Herts’ Award

 

The awards ceremony takes place at the University of Hertfordshire Weston Auditorium on Tuesday 27th November. Nominations are open to the public until Sunday September 30th so get your nominations in quickly before time runs out! You can nominate online at www.sportinherts.org – if you would like some more information about the awards, please contact Matt Hughes-Short from the Herts Sports Partnership on 01707 281204.


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May 15, 20180

Setting up the course, cheering on participants, handing out medals, giving your time.

THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

Watford Race for Life and Pretty Muddy simply can’t happen without the help and support of volunteers.

No previous experience is necessary, as a full briefing is given on arrival. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and refreshments, not to mention the great feeling of being part of something amazing!

Sign up to volunteer on Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th June RIGHT NOW.

For more information and to sign up have a look at the Race for Life website


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April 18, 20180

Volunteers in Hertsmere have the chance to make a real difference to their community by becoming a Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity (YOPA) Champion.

The Herts Sports Partnership needs to find 200 volunteers to help support sport and physical activity across the county, with training taking place at workshops in Borehamwood in May and June so that Hertsmere residents can play their part.

Without support, some community clubs and voluntary groups could be forced to close, so volunteers play a vital role in enabling these organisations to continue helping others to participate in sport or other forms of exercise.

The free, three hour accredited workshops will help train the Champions and equip them with the skills necessary to volunteer in sport and physical activity.

Following the sessions, the Champions will be connected to volunteering opportunities at community clubs, events and within projects across the county.

The YOPA Champions scheme aims to be straightforward, positive and convenient, with a team of skilled and inspiring people from all backgrounds providing training on key skills such as behaviour management, organisation, communication skills, leadership, safeguarding and first aid.

Volunteers will also have opportunities to gain further accreditation, training and qualifications with improved career opportunities and confidence.

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “By volunteering to become a YOPA Champion, you will be helping to change lives for the better and helping to sustain a range of activities in Hertsmere or perhaps further afield across the county.

“Full training will be given and the workshops are free, so why not volunteer to become a Champion? You will really be helping to make a difference and gaining new life skills and experiences along the way.”

The workshops will be held at the Civic Offices in Elstree Way, Borehamwood on 3 May between 9am and 12pm, 16 May between 6pm and 9pm and 5 June between 9am and 12pm.

If you are aged 16 and over and want more information on how to get involved, contact Matt Hughes-Short on 01707 281204 or email m.hughes-short@herts.ac.uk.

Alternatively you can book directly on to one of the courses https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hyopa-champions-hertsmere-tickets-45025336995.

For more about Herts YOPA, visit https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/health-in-herts/hertfordshire-lifestyle-and-legacy-partnership/hertfordshire-year-of-physical-activity-2018.aspx