Sport Volunteer Opportunities

 Bristol is the UK's European City of Sport for 2017, and with that comes lots of sporting volunteer opportunities.

The European City of Sport is a title which is awarded by ACES Europe, a not-for-profit group based in Brussels, who promote sport across Europe. Next year Bristol will take over from Stoke-on-Trent which currently holds the UK title.
 
City of Sport 2017 is all about celebrating the sporting and physical activity opportunities we have in Bristol. This award provides an opportunity to let people know about what’s available and how they can make the most of what’s on offer. More information can be found on the Bristol City Council website here.

Here are a few volunteer roles that might interest you:

Join Time2Share as a Sporty Befriender as part of their 1 to1 befriending service for disabled children/young people (aged 0-20) and their families.

Volunteers spend regular time with a young person doing something they both enjoy such as playing football, cricket, watching a movie or going for a walk. Spending just a couple of hours a week with a befriender can make a dramatic difference to the lives of disabled children and the people who care for them. It can enable young people to increase their confidence and independence, develop their life skills, become less isolated, build their own friendships and of course have fun! It also provides parents and families with the chance to have a break from their caring responsibilities. 

Find out more about Time2Share volunteer opportunities here.

GoodGym - run to help those in need and get fit by doing good!

If running is your thing, why not join GoodGym as part of their free group runs where you meet to run to a project and volunteer doing something practical for an hour or two?  If you'd rather volunteer solo, you could join their free coach runs and run regularly to meet and chat to an isolated older person, or one-off to help an older person with a specific task.

Find out more about their Bristol projects here.

 

More options:

To find out how you can get involved with local sports clubs and groups near you, visit
Join In, the UK's largest database of sport volunteering opportunities.