Our Volunteer of the Month for November is Steven McQueen who is a pupil at Bo'ness Academy. Steven began volunteering with Active Schools 5 months ago and within that short time, Steven has excelled in his responsibilities.
Active Schools Coordinator Fiona Mackay said, "Steven has volunteered every week within the Sports Academy and runs a football club in a local school. This is a great benefit to the group he is working with and each week the pupils are improving. It has been lovely to see Steven become more confident and self-assured in delivering the classes. I'm looking forward to seeing his development in the future."
Meet Our Volunteer of the Month
Name: Steven McQueen
Occupation: Senior Pupil
Favourite sport / activity: Football
How long have you been a volunteer with Active Schools? 5 months
How did you get involved with Active Schools? Our active school coordinator had asked the volunteers if they knew anyone who would like to volunteer with the Sports Academy.
What do you enjoy most about Volunteering? The pleasure of successfully achieving a session which benefits the participants and one in which they enjoy.
How has being a volunteer with Active Schools benefited you? The experience has increased my confidence of speaking in large groups. It has also increased my self-belief, knowing that I can achieve good things if I work hard.
Describe your most memorable moment from your time as a volunteer with Active Schools? Definitely the opportunities/ skills gained from the Coach Academy.
What would you like to be doing in 5 years time? In a full time job in sport that leads to many other opportunities.
What advice would you give to anyone thinking about becoming a volunteer? Just go for it. If you work hard you will enjoy it.
If you could try one sport that you've never done before what would it be? Baseball.
If you were left on a desert island and could take with you a luxury item, a book, and a piece of music. What would they be and why?
Luxury Item: Football. Why? To always keep myself busy and active.
Book: A large book with many pages. Why? To read then use to burn to keep warm.
Music: Anything relaxing Why? To enjoy my surroundings
Tuesday, 19th December 2017