Could You Be a Sports Maker?

14.08.12: The Sport Makers programme will recruit, train and deploy 40,000 new sports volunteers aged 16 years and over to organise and lead community sporting activities across the country for a minimum of 10 hours. Of those deployed, it is hoped that 20,000 will volunteer beyond these 10 hours.

Could you be a Sports Maker?
Are you passionate about sport, health, fitness or physical activity?
Do you have skills or hobbies that could support others to be more active?
Do you want to be part of the London 2012 buzz and help create a volunteering legacy?

Sport Makers will organise and support hundreds of thousands of new hours of grassroots sport, creating new opportunities across the country. As a Sport Maker, you will help bring the Olympic and Paralympic values to life in every community.

You could find yourself helping to deliver a participation event e.g. a fun run or open day at a local club, lead a group on a healthy walk, cycle ride or jog, helping to organise a tournament, a festival, a league. Whatever your skills and interests we can find an opportunity for you to be part of it.

The first step on the Sport Makers’ journey is the attendance at a positive and inspirational three-hour workshop that will provide an introduction to the world of volunteering in sport. You will learn about Olympic and Paralympic values, leadership skills, working with others and safeguarding.

Attend a workshop and you will receive a free Adidas polo shirt and drawstring bag. Following the workshop, you will be provided with volunteering opportunities that will suit your interest and location. Opportunities will be continually updated on our new Sport Makers website where you will be able to register as a volunteer, search for placement opportunities and log your progress and receive awards along the way.

Sport Makers and the Workplace
Cornwall Sports Partnership have already been engaging with local businesses to support existing and new volunteer schemes. Employee volunteer schemes can be a great way to motivate staff and contribute towards performance development within the workplace. Sport Makers will not only offer training for volunteers but also a reward scheme to acknowledge the great work of volunteers.

If you are an employee, employer, volunteer co-coordinator etc and would like to get involved with this fantastic new nationwide volunteering initiative please get in touch, we’d love to speak to you.

What’s in it For You?
Enhance your CV and increase your employability
Receive unique Sport Makers rewards
Enjoy opportunities to learn new skills or take further qualifications
Gain unique experiences – this could be a route to being involved in many more exciting projects

For more information or if you would like to get involved with Sport Makers please:

Visit www.sportmakers.co.ukto register. Contact Jackie Lawrence Sport Makers Lead – 01872 323336, or email her on: jlawrence@cornwall.gov.uk

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