Volunteering with Sport Aberdeen can be as varied and flexible as the time and skills you're looking to provide.
Volunteers are an essential part of the Sport Aberdeen team with many of our programmes and events relying on volunteers to make them a success. Consequently, all the volunteers and coaches who work with us are crucial and valued members of our extended team. Without volunteers many of our programmes simply would not run!
We are always on the lookout for new people to join our team, so if you are interested in any of the opportunities listed or have any questions please get in touch!
How can I get involved?
There are a variety of different opportunities to volunteer with Sport Aberdeen these include:
Be Active – A range of different volunteering opportunities are available through Be Active. Active Clubs has many links with sports clubs who are often looking for volunteers to help in a range of roles including coaching, admin, officiating and fundraising. There are also many opportunities to volunteer with the Active Ageing, Walk Aberdeen, Live Well and Disability Sport programmes.
To find out how you could benefit from volunteering for these opportunities please contact: email@example.com
Active Schools – The Active Schools Aberdeen Team are responsible for putting in place and driving forward a range of planned activities in both school and community settings to help encourage children and young people's participation in the physical activity and sport.
To find out how you could benefit from volunteering for the Active Schools programme please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aquatics Aberdeen – The Aquatics team are responsible for delivering a wide range of aquatics activities in pools across the city. The swim scheme's major aim is to teach children and adults to swim safely and provide them with the opportunity to participate in an enjoyable activity which can be pursued at all levels and throughout one's life.
To find out how you could benefit from volunteering for the Aquatics programme please contact: email@example.com
Sport Aberdeen Events – Sport Aberdeen runs a number of high profile events each year including the Baker Hughes 10k, the Aberdeen Sports Awards and the City of Aberdeen Bowling tournament.
Interested in volunteering at one of Sport Aberdeen’s Events? If so email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the benefits of volunteering for Sport Aberdeen?
- Develop new skills and gain valuable experience of working with children, young people, people with disability, people with a long-term conditions or older people.
- Work as part of a team that creates opportunities for people across your community to become active and improve their well-being.
- To make a difference and benefit your community.
- Get involved in ‘Events Management’.
- Work towards qualifications such as coaching certificates which may help your future career.
- Have fun and make new friends!
What can I expect?
- All you need is enthusiasm, free time and an interest in sport and physical activity.
- All volunteers will receive a full induction and appropriate training.
- A positive experience providing you with an opportunities to develop new skills, gain experience and have fun!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Volunteering?
Volunteering is "any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives."
How much time will I have to commit?
We appreciate that everybody has different commitments and, therefore, that people are able to volunteer for different amounts of time. Consequently, we can be flexible with the amount of time you voluntter for.
There is flexibility for you to volunteer the amount of time you wish. This can be further discussed with the Sports Development Team.
What do volunteers in sport do?
There are a wide variety of different opportunities to volunteer within Sport Aberdeen. Some may require knowledge of a sport, for example coaching or officiating positions, others may require Sport Aberdeen supporting you to attend a coaching course to help you with your role. However, in most cases, interest and enthusiasm are enough! Sport clubs need volunteers to help with a variety of roles not directly involved in the sport, so whether your forte is managing finances, fundraising, PR, IT, or making a sandwich and a cup of tea, there is always an opportunity available for you.
What kind of training will I receive?
This will depend on the role that you take on; the training offered will vary to meet the needs of the role.
Do I need a Disclosure Scotland check?
If you volunteer within a role that involves you being in charge of children or vulnerable adults, then you will need to complete a Disclosure Scotland Check. Sport Aberdeen will assist you with this.