Volunteering

Our active and lively club owes part of its success to the army of volunteers who have supported our athletes, events and fundraising activities over the years. Our 180+ volunteers  do so very much to ensure the members’ happiness and wellbeing and to help the charity retain its ranking as one of the top sports clubs of its kind in the country.

As we are constantly evolving and growing we always need extra volunteers – both individuals and teams of volunteers – to help us with our many events and activities.

You can help make a huge difference to us, by volunteering with events, street collections, and participation in sports and activities. In return SportsAble will help you:

  • learn new skills – and qualifications where appropriate
  • make new friends and contacts
  • get active and involved in sport
  • have fun – we have lots of this at SportsAble!

When a new volunteer joins us we listen to them, find where their talents may lay and match them with an area where they can help and where they can get personal gain too. They may be supporting athletes, driving the minibus, helping with events and functions, assisting with fundraising challenges or many other things!

For more information please call 01628 594 487  and speak to one of the team at: volunteers@sportsable.co.uk

No sporting or volunteering experience required, just a desire to help and plenty of enthusiasm. We will help you find your best volunteering opportunity and support you all the way.

We are currently looking for volutneers in:

Fundraisers

As a voluntary, charitable organization without the help of any central support, funding is entirely through our own efforts and remains our biggest issue.  We need lively, creative energetic individuals to sit on our Fundraising Committee or to work as part of a small project team.  Previous experience of fundraising for a charity would be ideal but not essential.  We believe in having fun whilst fundraising so if you enjoy having fun and raising money for a great cause then this role could be for you.

Social activities

We have a large base of members – disabled, their families and supporters as well as our volunteers – who enjoy a range of social activities.   We are seeking to revive our Social Committee to undertake the organizing role and need like-minded, creative and energetic people to join this group.

Bar work

We are very fortunate to have a large airy lounge bar at our sports centre which is open typically 7 days a week.  It is manned by a team of volunteer bar staff supported by our part-time Facilities Management team.  We are seeking people, ideally with bar working experience but training will be provided if needed, to supplement this group.

Transport – Minibus/Van Drivers

Transport is a very important aspect of our operations as well as for the mobility of our disabled members and their sports equipment.  We have the use of our own minibus as well as third party transport.  We are seeking to add to our group of volunteer drivers – appropriate training will be provided as needed.

Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation for our members is what we do.  We have a wonderful team of Sports Development Officers, coaches, helpers – many of them disabled themselves – who run our many and varied sports activities, week in, week out.  As well as running sports sessions at our sports centre we have a very busy Outreach Programme where we visit schools, hospitals and other centres where we introduce disabled people to sport.  We urgently need energetic, sport-loving individuals to join our sports support team.