Initially set up to help establish a sustainable volunteering legacy in Suffolk as a result of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are proud to have over 450 brilliant volunteers who make up the County Events Team. These volunteers dedicate their time to helping out at a whole host of events across the county throughout the year from fun runs to bike rides to festivals – many of which would struggle to take place without volunteer support.
All of the events and roles are promoted for free on our calendar for sport and events, volunteers simply register online. In addition to this service, the project provides training and advice in order to share best practice in volunteering and build a sustainable volunteering legacy across the county.
The project seeks to support people of all ages, backgrounds and experience.
With a diverse range of sports, arts, cultural and heritage events, there are opportunities to suit the varied interests of individuals. Many of the events promoted offer an excellent introduction to volunteering, allowing individuals to develop new skills and grow in confidence, as well as supporting worthwhile causes. The flexibility of volunteering is perfect for individuals with limited time or those who would like to support a range of events / charities.
“It gives me the opportunity to experience sports and events that I would not normally come across in my daily life and to meet people that I would never have met.”
“From my experience as a volunteer I have learnt new skills and discovered that there were existing skills that I didn’t even know I had. After each event I feel a sense of achievement and the satisfaction of knowing that I have helped to make something happen that could not of happened without the volunteers.”
“The sport and event volunteering project is a great project I’ve been with the project since day one and love every minute of volunteering and giving back to community! Everyone who has been part this project has made it worth while and its just superb.”
Visit our Sport and Event Volunteering website, where you can register as an event organiser, or as a volunteer, and see our events calendar.
The Sport and Event Volunteering Project is a jointly funded partnership initiative between Community Action Suffolk, Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Sport. The project began in 2010 and has funding until 1 April 2017.
For further information contact:
Daniel King, Sports and Event Volunteering Project Officer
01473 345421 / 07702 532810
Community Action Suffolk’s mission is to strengthen and champion community action in Suffolk by supporting the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in its work.
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