Today, Active Schools launched the Year of Young People 10,000 hours volunteering campaign at the Dundee Ice Arena. The 10.000 hours volunteering campaign is co-designed and planned by Young People in Dundee (Dundee's Young People's Sports Panel) and aims to encourage more young people to volunteer in local sport and develop new skills for life and work. In addition, the campaign will inspire, empower and recognise the contribution that young people make to school sport. The 12 month campaign will celebrate the achievements of young leaders in sport and showcase the roles they play and experienced gained. Pupils from every secondary school, Dundee and Angus College and University of Abertay were present the launch of the 10,000 hour campaign.
James Fenna, Active Schools Manager at Leisure & Culture Dundee said
“Young people have an important and active role in achieving our vision Dundee an Active City with Active People. Young people have opportunities to be leaders, influencers and decision makers in physical activity and sport by taking on a variety of roles such as, competition organisers, sports reports, coaches or becoming young ambassadors in our schools or local clubs.
Our priority is to work together to ensure that young people have access to a range of leadership roles in sport and are encouraged and supported to reach their potential.”
The volunteer 10,000 hours campaign is part of Scotland’s Year of Young People which aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally.
Recruiting young volunteers will help Active Schools Dundee to provide more and higher quality opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity before school, during lunchtime and after school. Active Schools have worked with schools for over 13 years providing opportunities for children and young people to get involved, and stay involved in sport.
Young people can get involved by contacting their Active Schools Co-ordinator or visiting www.activeschoolsdundee.org.uk.