Make a difference
and become an Active Schools Volunteer!

If you are looking for an exciting volunteering role that makes use of and develops your skills, empowers communities and helps to transform young lives, we may have the opportunity for you.

Get involved

 

With 500 clubs across 67 different sports and activities in Schools there is a wide range of exciting volunteer opportunities available.

Active Schools Dundee are looking to recruit more volunteers to build our network to make a difference in schools and the wider community. We aim to provide opportunities for children and young people to take part in sport and physical activity, creating a lifelong love of sport from an early age.

 


Start where you are ...

Use what you have ...

Do what you can ...

 

Full support and training provided.

 

Benefits

 

Gain confidence – Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.

Make a difference - Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people and communities in your local area.

Meet people - Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.

Be part of a community - Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.

Learn new skills - Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.

Take on a challenge - Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.

Have fun! - Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

 

Who can volunteer?

 

Parents & Guardians
Parents & Guardians
Teachers & School Staff
Teachers & School Staff
Students
Students

 

Young Leaders &  School Pupils
Young Leaders &
School Pupils
Club Sport and  Community Coaches
Club Sport and
Community Coaches

 

And anyone else who wants to make a difference!

 

What you can do?

 

  • Get involved with breakfast, lunch & afterschool clubs
  • Help at one-off events & festivals
  • Lead different sports and activities
  • Get involved with our target groups – ASN, teenage girls
  • Officiating
  • Events coordinator
  • Coach or assist at holiday programmes
  • Newsletter editor
  • Website developer
  • And many more...

 

Whatever your interests, skills, or experience, you can help.

 

Get involved with the Active Schools Network today

 

You really could help us to make a big difference and most importantly give more children the chance to take part in regular sport and physical activity.

 

How will Active Schools support me?

 

  • Before you start volunteering with Active Schools you will be given a full induction by a Co-ordinator. You will be given access to appropriate training, equipment and wide range of resources. No prior experience is needed.
  • When you start volunteering, we will take time to understand your skills, availability, and preferences to match you to the right opportunities.
  • We will reimburse you for any travel costs incurred as part of your volunteer role.

 

COVID Secure – We will support you with relevant guidance and current risk assessments. There will be enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures in place to keep you safe.

 

 

Our FAQ's about volunteering

 

This is totally up to you. Some of our roles are for one-off events, some are short term and others might need a longer commitment.

Some roles require a particular commitment from their volunteers while others are able to take a more flexible approach. We are here to help find a role that best suits you, your interests and your life.

Yes, of course.

You are under no obligation to keep volunteering if you don't like it. It is always worth talking to somebody before stopping, whether that be your mentor or other volunteers in the organisation. We could then create actions about what would improve your time as a volunteer.

Yes, we will reimburse you for any travel costs as part of your volunteering role.

No! We are inclusive of all volunteers regardless of qualifications or experience. We are looking for personal skills, such as being able to get on with a wide variety of people, being reliable and being enthusiastic - rather than academic qualifications.

On top of the valuable experience gained by volunteering, we support our volunteers' journey with adequate training and sports/coaching qualifications if this is something they wish to pursue.

Yes, before you start volunteering with Active Schools you will be given a full induction by a Co-ordinator. You will be given access to appropriate training, equipment and wide range of resources. No prior experience is needed.

If you would like to give time but are unable to turn up in person or have little free time then online volunteering could be the answer. Giving time over the web is convenient and flexible and allows people to get involved who might otherwise be unable to.

Online volunteering allows you to complete tasks from home, at work or anywhere!

The kinds of things you can do include:

  • helping with social media;
  • designing a website or newsletter;
  • creating forms and collating data;

We have brilliant opportunities for people as young as 16 to get involved with Active Schools.

Dependent on your availability and the roles you are interested in, there could be opportunities for group volunteering.

Absolutely. When you start volunteering, we will take time to understand your skills, availability, and preferences in order to match you to the right opportunities.

If we haven't covered your question, please get in touch and we would be happy to have a chat.

 

How to Get Involved

 

Interested in becoming a volunteer with Active Schools or looking to speak to someone about volunteering in more detail then please complete the form below.

If you are a young person 16–25 years old, you may want to check out our sport leadership opportunties.

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