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Volunteering in sport isn't just about being a coach or an official - it can involve helping out at an event, organising a lunchtime running group, 5-a-side football league or even rounders in the park! Or perhaps use your IT, marketing, administration, fundraising and management skills to support clubs or just get involved to help and have fun. Volunteering in sport is a great way to:

Individual Benefits

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Give something back to the community and make a difference
  • Gain experience, confidence and develop new skills
  • Enhance your CV
  • Volunteering may even lead to possible employment opportunities
  • Build your confidence and self esteem
  • Improve your physical and mental wellbeing

Community Benefits

  • Improve morale by bringing the community together socially
  • Supporting people in communities that are in need
  • Make a difference to other people's lives

Organisation Benefits

  • Continued support in delivering to the local community
  • Fresh ways to deliver new services

If you are looking for sports volunteering and leadership opportunities then use the link below. Alternatively you can get in touch with Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, who have experienced staff that can help and advise you.

Leicester-Shire and Rutland ELITE Leadership Academy

24 young leaders have been selected to join the 2017/18 ELITE Sports Leadership Academy and will have access to bespoke training sessions over the next year. They will also be deployed to support the delivery of sport and physical activity at local schools, sports clubs and events.

The Academy aims to identify and bring together the most talented and committed young leaders from years 10-12 from across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to develop, enhance and refine their skills by working alongside other young people and sports professionals. This year the ELITE Sports Leadership Academy will incorporate a County Young Coaches Academy, a County Young Officials Academy and a County Event Volunteering Academy.

Elite Leadership Academy Graduate said:

"Thank you so much for allowing us this opportunity to develop and to grow in confidence. It has also opened my eyes to the coaching and leading world out there."

Elite Leadership Academy Graduate said:

"It has helped me not only to grow as a leader, but also as a person and has opened the doors for me to get into coaching / officiating / any roles in sport which I may not have initially looked at. My confidence has grown in immeasurable amounts".

Additional Links

For more information please contact:

Noel Haines

Noel Haines

Sports Development Manager/Assistant CSP Director

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

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  • Key Stakeholder Liaison
  • National Governing Body (NGB) and Enhanced Services
  • Volunteering Support
  • Beginners Running Programme
  • Safeguarding Lead
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01509 564859

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    Leicestershire County Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Sport England
  • Rutland County Council
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    Loughborough University
  • Harborough District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Age UK L&R