VISPA (Volunteering in Sport and Physical Activity) is a volunteer scheme dedicated to sports volunteering in Newark and Sherwood.
You can earn points, receive rewards and recognition for the volunteering that you do.
Firstly, we offer training and a full induction; then we'll match you up to a placement according to your interests and experience. Then, as soon as you start volunteering, you will start to earn points and gain prizes along the way!
If you're already volunteering in a club setting, you can sign up to the VISPA programme and start earning your points today.
Why should you sign up to VISPA?
- Gain valuable experience which will enhance your CV and increase your employability
- Opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people
- We can provide a reference for future employment
- Receive ongoing support from a mentor
- Links to further opportunities within the sports and leisure industry
- Opportunities to access training and gain qualifications
- Assists applications for college/UCAS
- You will have fun!
What would I be doing?
There are many different roles to fulfil as a volunteer. Whether you have good communication skills, a passion to coach sport or IT skills, there will be an opportunity ideal for you.
Sports Coach - This could include assisting sports sessions at a local sports club, after school clubs and/or community settings.
Sports Official - We are always looking for sports officials to help out at local events, competitions and sports clubs.
Events Volunteer - A variety of events are organised throughout the year within Newark and Sherwood which require volunteers.
Administration - This could involve becoming a sports club committee member or assisting with the general administration tasks required within a sports club. This could include recording minutes at meetings, collecting registers or updating the club website.
Fundraising - Without fundraising activities most local sports clubs wouldn't be able to offer any provision. This could be bag packing at the local supermarket or sponsored events.