Our team of fantastic volunteers play a huge part in helping Sports Connections Foundation deliver services and raise funds to support children and young people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable, poverty stricken or living with life-limiting illnesses.
People volunteer for different reasons, but through volunteering everyone can:
Support a great cause
Feel rewarded about making a practical contribution to helping children and young people
Meet new and interesting people
Gain skills in new areas
Increase your work experience and use existing talents
Ways to Get Involved
We will support you by providing all the training required to carry out your role with confidence. This varies from role to role but we will support you along the way. You will have regular contact with our Volunteer team who will keep in touch with you to keep you up to date with news from across Sports Connections Foundation. We want to make sure you have an enjoyable and rewarding volunteering experience with us and we really value the contribution you make and the time that you give.
We'll also make sure you've got any materials that you need for your role and can reimburse any reasonable travel expenses too.
Once you've completed six months volunteering with us, we will also be happy to provide a reference for you to any future employers. In return, we just ask that you are committed to your role and are a great ambassador for the charity.
We currently have a number of roles where we are looking for additional volunteer support. Could you give a few hours, a few days or even sign up for a regular volunteering opportunity? We would love to hear from you.
There are so many ways that you can get involved with Sports Connections Foundation as a volunteer. You can be as involved as much or as little as you want. Whether it's an hour or two that you can spare each week, there are so many ways that you can help us.
Below are links to the latest volunteering opportunities that we have at Sports Connections Foundation. All roles are currently home-based and flexible to suit your availability, and as such there is no minimum time commitments.
You must be a UK resident and aged 16 or over to apply. If you are under 18 we will require parental consent.
Development / Research Volunteer
Development / Research Volunteers help us to raise awareness of our work and to increase our donations by helping to create new opportunities in the local area.
Virtual Collection Tin Volunteer
A virtual collection happens entirely online, and we’ll make it as easy as possible for you to promote yours, giving you lots of hints and tips for bringing your fundraising page to life.
Events & Challenges Volunteer
SCF are looking for an Events and Challenges volunteer to help to put together and deliver a portfolio of events and challenges for the charities fundraising strategy.
Grant / Bid Writer Volunteer
SCF are looking for a volunteer grant / bid writer to help to put together a grant strategy and to research and submit funding grants on behalf of the income and engagement team.
Work with key stakeholders to create an engaging, varied calendar of social
content, hooking into appropriate key dates/events. Drafting social posts highlighting the charities work.
Digital Content Volunteer
Work with key stakeholders to create engaging digital content that can be used
across SCF’s social media channels – video / animated GIFs / infographics /
Additional: We encourage diversity in all our volunteer roles. If you have a disability or additional need and have concerns as to your ability to volunteer, please do contact us to see how we can support you.
Essential Skills Required:
A friendly and approachable personality
Lots of enthusiasm and a big smile.
Staff on site to support and brief you on the day
A written brief with detailed instructions before the event
A Sports Connections Foundation branded t-shirt
Refreshments on the day
Adherence to all current government advised Covid safety measures.
What you’ll get out of the experience:
Meet new people and make a huge difference to our runners by supporting them to reach the finish line
Enjoy the friendly and exciting atmosphere and get a great view of the race
Support Sports Connection Foundations fundraisers who are taking on a challenge to raise vital funds, helping us to continue supporting children and young people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable, poverty-stricken or living with life-limiting illnesses.