The Motivate Volunteer Programme
The Motivate Volunteer Programme has been created to recognise that volunteers are the backbone of sport and physical activity in Preston, and play a vital and valuable role in the provision of services.
The programme is for people aged 16 years and over with any ability or experience. The opportunities available will help support volunteers in gaining experience in high quality environments such as:
- sports clubs
- leisure centres
How can I join?
First you need to complete the Motivate volunteer application form and select the volunteer area of your choice. Full descriptions of volunteer opportunities can be found below. Applicants will be short listed and successful candidates will be invited to attend an interview. If you are successful at interview, you will be required to complete an induction. We are committed to safeguarding and protecting young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore all successful volunteers will be required to obtain a DBS Certificate with two references before they can volunteer.
Please note you must reside within the Preston City Council boundary to be eligible for this programme. To find this out enter your postcode into the GOV.UK local authority finder.
Volunteers play a vital role in community sport all across Preston and without the time, energy and commitment of these people many clubs, team sport sessions and coaching sessions would not be able to run. In short, volunteers make sport happen.
The importance of volunteering
In recognition of the importance of volunteering, we work with a variety of partner organisations and programmes which are designed to upskill and support volunteers with real life experiences that will:
- Develop new skills (i.e. enhance personal development)
- Improve CV (e.g. through recognition of your commitment to helping the community, making a difference and gaining work experience)
- Opportunity to gain additional qualifications (e.g. coaching badges)
- Training and development opportunities
- Make links and partnerships with different organisations in Preston
- Make new friends
- Have lots of fun
- Sports coaching and event experience
Before you think you may not have time to help out and volunteer, think again. You may only need to come along for one or two hours every week, pretty much whatever suits best. And volunteering is a rewarding and satisfying way to put something back into your community.