Community Sport Hub Volunteer

Community Sport Hub Volunteer

What is a Community Sport Hub Volunteer?

Community Sport Hubs are a sportscotland flagship programme that is made up of a collection of sports clubs and physical activity groups. These groups work together in their local area to drive sports forwards and the Community Sports Hubs project ensures that a broad range of physical activities for all ages and abilities are provided.

Volunteers will play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of the project and will receive mentoring from the Sports Development Officer overseeing the Community Sport Hubs. Initially paired with an experience facilitator, volunteers will develop the knowledge and skills to lead activity sessions. The role will include actively engaging participants aged 50+ in activities, such as soft archery, table tennis, indoor bowls, and indoor curling.

What’s in it for you?

  • Develop your confidence, self-esteem, communication and leadership skills
  • Gain insight from experienced professionals and develop knowledge about community sport and empowerment
  • Meet new people from your local area and have fun
  • Contribute to reducing social isolation within older populations in your area
  • Access to training and development opportunities, with the potential for gaining qualifications
  • Eligible for contributing to achieving your Duke of Edinburgh or Saltire Award
  • A reference may be provided upon request

What’s involved?

  • Working with participants aged 50+ in a small group environment
  • Setting up equipment and laying out tea/coffee prior to the start of the activity
  • Facilitating a range of sports and activities, including: soft archery, table tennis, indoor bowls, and indoor curling. Activities will be added as the project grows!
  • Encourage participants to try new activities
  • Assist with events throughout the year

Skills, Attitude, and Experience Required

  • This role would suit individuals who are passionate about sport within their community and have a positive, can-do attitude.
  • An ability to follow instruction and adhere to Health and Safety
  • A willingness to learn and develop skills
  • No previous experience required! Our Sports Development Officer will provide training.

Other important information

Location: Within the Camelon and Grangemouth areas of Falkirk.

Time Commitment: Must be able to commit to 2-3 hours once a week, which includes setting up and dismantling equipment.

Contact: Martin Wylie, Community Sports Hub Officer
07483137056 martin.wylie@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Training: Training will be provided on an ongoing basis, based on the commitment from the volunteer. Suitable training for this role would include First Aid, Safe Guarding training, sport specific CPD based on the sports being offered to the groups.

Expenses: We are unable to reimburse expenses for this opportunity.

How to apply

Please contact Martin Wylie to find out more about volunteering for the Community Sports Hub in your area martin.wylie@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

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