Inspiring Young Volunteers for the Games

The ASA ‘Inspiring Young Volunteers for the Games’ programme will train over 500 young volunteers across England to help prepare them for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. As equally important is the preparation of a new generation of volunteers that will take on volunteer roles in clubs and events and enable thousands of swimmers to experience their special moment in the water.

There are many different opportunities available to you as a volunteer. During the programme you will receive training as an event volunteer, Technical Official, Team Manager and Young Aquatics Organiser so you can get a small taster of different roles, with the hope you will want to pursue further training in one or more area.

For the first time Hertfordshire ASA of the ASA East Region are involved in the 2011/12 programme. What does this mean for the counties? Volunteers will be provided with good quality training to ensure the knowledge they impart on to others as well as the personal experience they have is a positive and enjoyable one. The region hopes that this is the start of enhancing what young volunteers do within swimming.

All the young people involved in the programme are offered the opportunity to volunteer at their county or regional championship to showcase their newly learnt skills. The top 2 young people from each county are offered the opportunity to participate in a national volunteer leadership day which will provide them with the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills, find out more about volunteering with swimming and meet other young people from across the county involved in the programme.

If you would like more details or to be involved in the programme, please download a form - deadline for entries is 30th September 2011.