Gryphons in the Community
Overview of the role
There are a wide range of opportunities available for students to volunteer with community clubs and partners across the city. Many sports clubs rely on volunteers to deliver activities and widen participation. Below you can find more information about volunteering in a range of sports with partners across the city. These projects are externally managed so the recruitment, training and support processes are not managed directly by university staff but projects have been vetted to ensure students can expect a positive and supportive experience. Volunteering in the Leeds community is fun and rewarding and you will be helping local people to live more active lives as well as broadening your own horizons and developing new skills. Change lives (not just theirs, yours too!).
We have volunteering opportunities with the following community organisations. Click on the links for each organisation below to find out more about each one. If you wish to apply, please complete the application form below and select the organisation you would like to volunteer for from the Project Applying For drop down box.
- Hyde Park Football Club
- Let’s Do More Basketball
- Leo’s Rugby Club
- The Brownlee Foundation
- Chapeltown Cougars
- The Hunslet Club
Duties & responsibilities
- The commitment varies from project to project but most community groups will be looking for a weekly commitment with some flexibility around your academic timetable
- Contribute to the development and sustainability of community sport in Leeds
- Represent the University & Leeds Sport in a positive manner
- Maintain open lines of communication with the Leeds Sport team and the partner organisation
- Attend all training required for your project as outlined by the partner organisation
Skills & experience required
- For most projects you do not need any pre-existing skills or qualifications and training will be provided
- Enthusiasm & energy
- Good communication skills
- Reliable, Trustworthy and Open-minded
Communication, Team Working, Leadership, Flexibility, Planning & Organisation, Independent working, Time management, Resilience.
Training & support
For external roles training & support will be provided by the partner organisation and outlined to you in the recruitment process. All organisations have been vetted so you can expect a good level of support within your role. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Lauren Havercroft, Sports Volunteering Officer on email@example.com to discuss.
Reward & recognition
The time and skills that you provide to the Leeds community are invaluable and we make every effort to ensure you feel appreciated in your role. Leeds Sport is invested in retaining volunteers and ensuring their volunteering is a supportive, high-quality experience working to the common aims of growing community sports participation and developing student skills. Reward and recognition will vary from partner to partner but may include:
- A uniform or kit to wear when volunteering
- Access to all training required to complete the role
- Travel expenses
Commitment varies from project to project and is outlined in the information document for each organisation. You will be able to commit to all of the training outlined to you in the recruitment stage as well as the agreed delivery times. If you are likely to find this commitment difficult, please speak to the point of contact at the relevant organisation.
Online applications for these roles are open throughout the year. If you are interested in any of the above roles fill in the application form below and the Sports Volunteering Officer will get in contact with you to discuss the role and your application in more detail.
Please note – These are external roles and volunteers will be responsible to the external partner organisation. Many of these roles will require a DBS check which will be processed by the Leeds Sport team ahead of your deployment
If you wish to apply for any of our Leeds Sport volunteering positions please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in contact with you.