Sports Volunteering roles that are community-facing usually count towards the "Make a Difference" part of the Stellify Award. Roles that support other students usually count towards the "Step Up and Lead" section.
Whether you consider yourself to be ‘Sporty’ or not, our Sport Volunteer Scheme gives you access to a range of opportunities to develop your skills and build fantastic networks. Our scheme works with external partners to provide hundreds of volunteer roles in the local community as well as the opportunity to lead one of our UoM Sport Programmes:
We work with around 30 community organisations to provide a wide range of opportunities which include one off events and regular placements with schools, sports clubs and governing bodies. All you need is an interest in sport, a few spare hours a month and a desire to make sport happen for others.
SVS have provided volunteers who marshalled at the Great Manchester Run, coached football at award winning sports clubs, coordinating competitors at Marie Curie Swimathon and even attended the 2012 Olympics.
Be rewarded and recognised through volunteering certificates, financial contributions towards National Governing Body qualifications, enhanced employability and free Sport kit.
Roles in this area are either elected (by the AU clubs) or appointed by the Sport team at the start of the year.
Andreea is currently a Sport Leader for the Sporticipate Table Tennis sessions. In the past, she has also been involved as a Sport Volunteer in different events and activities, such as 10k Run, Christie Cup, SALC Olympics, or Etihad Flag Mosaic. She started volunteering during her second year at university, as it allowed her to balance her studies with sports and volunteering.
"What made me join was the variety of opportunities, but what made me stay was the team. I was always welcomed to the Sports office whenever I had questions and needed help during the years. The Table Tennis team made me feel welcomed from the first session and always took the time to teach me both the sport per se, as well as coaching techniques. As a person with not too much free time, along my studies, work, and volunteering projects, this really made a difference to me and kept me involved for 3 years (and counting!)”