Sport Blackpool Community Volunteer Development Programme

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Community Volunteer Development Programme

Sport Blackpool are teaming up with Better Start to develop The Community Volunteer Development Programme, which aims to train and develop the knowledge of  parents and other community members from within the 7 target wards as volunteers who will co-deliver community based sessions for children aged 0-5 years with Sport Blackpool’s trained and experienced staff.  There is no age limit attached to this programme and is open to anybody within the community who would like to give it a try.

Volunteers will have the option to attend training days over the course of the year. Volunteers will be linked into accredited courses that further support their skills and development. Sample training courses will involve Sports leadership courses and early years tutor training courses. Sessions will be held in various venues, local sports centres, Children Centres and local parks.  Sport Blackpool will be working closely with UR potential who will support volunteers on their journey, by the logging of hours and volunteer awareness courses.

There is a need to build stronger, more involved communities in Blackpool and this programme aims to create a platform on which parents are motivated for a change and can move forward as a collective. Volunteers would train together to deliver the programme locally over longer periods facilitate play/sport sessions as a result of their increased skills and facilities. Once trained volunteers will deliver a range of play and sport sessions supporting early years children through their physical activity journey around Blackpool. 

This is a great opportunity for you to develop skills and knowledge around sport and physical activity specifically within early years whilst playing an active role in keep our young children fit and healthy within your community so why don’t you give it a try.

For more information we are holding awareness days to meet with interested parties to discuss this further  - contact your local children's centre or www.sportblackpool.co.uk!



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