UoN Sport- Laureus Sport for Good
*There will be free information and training sessions taking place on Thursday 23 January (Portland Building E41) and Tuesday 28 January (DRSV conference room) from 6pm-7.30pm - if you are interested in attending please email Bex Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org*
Laureus Sport for Good Nottingham is a programme designed to use sport to develop life skills of young people, design and undertake social action projects and help with the transition from primary to secondary school. The programme is a partnership between the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham College and Epic Partners.
The programme works in primary and secondary schools facing disadvantage across Nottingham. Through this programme, the children have the opportunity to run their own social action projects, supported by the volunteers, to help in their local community as well as developing their own skills and confidence.
About your role
Volunteers support a range of activities. you will be supporting children to build key life skills, deliver their own social action projects and make the transition from primary to secondary education as seamless as possible. Volunteers mentor children using sport and physical activity to help the pupils. You will be fully trained and supported throughout your time volunteering.
All volunteers will also recieve a Laureus Sport for Good branded hoodie, t-shirt and coat!
We ask you to commit 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks. Training sessions will start at the beginning of the academic year and again in January for all volunteers. The actual sessions in schools will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons (You will just pick the time that suits you best).
How to find us
The delivery of sessions will be based in primary and secondary schools around the Nottingham area. Any travel costs will be covered for volunteers.
1) Click on the 'Register Your Interest' to contact the SVC for more details
2) We will send you the details to contact UoN Lareus Sport for good team.
3) They will send you an application form and more information on how to get invovled.
Alternatively, please contact the University of Nottingham Sports outreach Officer Bex at Bex.Alexander@nottingham.ac.uk for more information or if you have any other questions.
All travel expenses are covered for volunteers, along with any other costs you may incur.
All volunteers will be required to complete a DBS check, you will be helped with this process.
All applications are welcome, you don't have to be super sporty to get involved.
By volunteering with Laureus Sport for Good Nottingham, you will gain leadership skills by being able to lead on activities for a small group of children. You will also have a chance to develop your communication skills through communicating the game to the kids. Other transferrable skills include: confidence, time management and listening
Register your interest now!