We aim to provide people with the opportunities to volunteer in real life situations, as a way of gaining new skills and experiences to grow and develop.
At present, we offer volunteer opportunities through our in-house Motivate Volunteer Programme. We also advertise external volunteer opportunities in local sports clubs as these places become available.
The Motivate Volunteer Programme has been created to recognise that volunteers are the backbone of sport and physical activity in Preston and play a vital and valuable role in the provision of services.
Preston Sport and Health Development Team are committed to supporting volunteers in gaining experience in high quality environments such as sports clubs, schools, leisure centres and events.
The programme is for people aged 16 years and over with any ability or experience. It is a flexible programme which allows you to complete as many volunteering hours as you like.
First you need to complete the Motivate volunteer application form in relation to the volunteer specification of your choice in the documents section.
We will then short list all the possible candidates and invite them to attend an interview. If you are successful at interview, you will be required to complete an induction.
Due to the high quality of the Motivate Volunteer Programme, we are committed to safeguarding and protecting young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore all successful volunteers will be required to complete and receive a DBS Certificate and two references before they can volunteer.
Please note you must reside within the Preston City Council wards to be eligible for this programme.
The Motivate programme is about having fun, meeting new people, helping others and developing new skills. Volunteering significantly enhances the quality of life, community spirit and leisure time opportunities within Preston.
We are committed to meeting best practice standards for the volunteer program and providing a collaborative, supportive and safe working environment for volunteers. In addition we aspire to make the volunteer experience an enjoyable and rewarding one and to encourage personal and professional growth for our volunteers.
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