Young Volunteers Programme for 2022-23
The Young Volunteers of today are the future Coaches, Team Managers, Club Volunteers of our sports. Are you aged between 14 and 18 years and looking for training opportunities to help you volunteer within aquatics.
This programme aims to:
- Engage young people in a wide range of volunteering experiences within clubs
- Provide young people with the opportunity to access high quality and accessible volunteer training
- Continue to improve the volunteer experience for young people across aquatics
- Provide Regional recognition for volunteering at your club
This programme is built around 2 key workshops delivered 4-6 weeks apart involving all disciplines (Artistic Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Masters, Open Water Swimming, Para Swimming and Swimming). Each workshop will be delivered online using Zoom and will cover a wide range of topics.
|Workshop 1||Workshop 2 (4-6 weeks later)|
|Introduction to the programme||Young Volunteers – Events|
|Introduction to Swim England and South East Region||Club Leadership and structure|
|Role of the Young Volunteer||Other workshops and opportunities|
|Young Volunteers – Coaching||Any questions|
|Submitting hours and awards||Mini quiz|
Following workshop 1 the Young Volunteers will have 1 year to work towards 5 different levels and awards.
|Bronze||25 hours – (equivalent – 30 minutes a week)||T-shirt and E-certificate|
|Silver||50 hours – (equivalent – 1 hour a week)||E-certificate|
|Gold||100 hours – (equivalent – 2 hours a week)||E-certificate|
|Platinum||150 hours – (equivalent – 3 hours a week)||E-certificate + £20 Sports E-vouchers|
|Diamond||250 hours – (equivalent – 5 hours a week)||E-certificate + £50 Sports E-vouchers|
We strongly suggest you speak to your club before booking onto this programme to ensure they will be able to support you and have a clear understanding what level you are aiming for. At the time of booking we will ask for details of your club mentor so we are able to send them further information and invite them to an information session about the programme.
Bookings are currently closed for the programme. Please complete the expression of interest form below to receive further information, when it is available;