Active Wrexham Volunteer Pathway (Community)
The Active Wrexham Volunteer Pathway offers volunteers the opportunity to build their experiences of leadership in sport. The programme will help you to develop your leadership skills whilst volunteering with clubs within the Wrexham area. Not only will the skills you develop benefit you in sports leadership but also in other areas of life such as school and work.
Whatever the sport or physical activity you wish to volunteer in we will support you. The only requirements are that the club or group is based in the Wrexham County Borough and you are actively volunteering at least one hour every three months. If you are aged 16 or above you will also have to complete a DBS check before we can allow you to volunteer on our pathway.
Aims Of The Pathway
- To provide volunteers the opportunity to develop their skills in leadership.
- To grow and develop a qualified and experienced workforce within the Wrexham County Borough.
- To provide local clubs with additional workforce.
Benefits To The Volunteer
- The main priority of the pathway is to help individuals feel they improve their confidence and competence when it comes to leadership in sport during their time volunteering.
- Put very simply, the more hours volunteering you complete the more coach education and CPD we will provide you with. This could be a leadership award in a certain sport or you may even decide you wish to gain a sports specific UKCC coaching certificate.
- No volunteer is the same so neither is our pathway the same for everyone. We help to develop a pathway based on the individual, the sport or physical activity they are volunteering in and what they wish to achieve from volunteering.
- Improve your CV
- Experience of the sports coaching/sport development industry
- Developing skills that are transferrable to all areas of life
- Kit Washer
- Primary Schools
- Secondary Schools
- Leisure Centre
- Local Clubs
Frequently Asked Questions
Who do I contact if I have any problems?
You are always welcome to contact the volunteer coordinator, any member of staff within the sports development department or the level 2 coach/Mentor at the session you may be volunteering at.
Do I have to go to my first session on my own?
No, the volunteer coordinator will attend the first session with you. You are never expected to work outside your ability, and there will always be a qualified coach who you will work alongside. If you have any problems the volunteer coordinator will be there to resolve any of the issues for you.
Will I have to run the sessions on my own?
No, there will always be a qualified coach at the session with you. You will never be left alone with the children. If you are ever left in a situation where you are left alone, contact the volunteer’s coordinator to resolve the issue.
What if I want to volunteer in more than one sport?
You are more than welcome to volunteer in more than one sport. Please let the volunteer coordinator know and this can be arranged.
Course: Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Date: 5th September 2018
Venue: Clywedog Secondary School
For more information or to sign onto the course please contact the Coach and Volunteer Coordinator.