Get Into Volunteering

Help us Get Berkshire Active, be a Team Berkshire Volunteer!

Get Berkshire Active is seeking volunteers to support sport/physical activity events happening throughout the year. These events are either directly supported by our organisation or are being delivered by our partners and involve a variety of sports, communities and locations.

These events vary from district school sport competitions and small community events to national championships and half marathons attracting over 15,000 runners.

You don’t need to be sporty to get involved; typical volunteer roles require enthusiastic, friendly and motivating individuals who possess a range of skills in areas including communication, leadership and organisation.

Get Berkshire Active strives to ensure that all these events; have a clear role for volunteers, offer appropriate refreshments and food and provide clear joining instructions along with time allocated for breaks.

All Team Berkshire Volunteers receive;
- A welcome letter
- A free T Shirt
- A monthly update which includes volunteering and training opportunities
- Access to free training opportunities, including; First Aid, Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People, First Steps into Coaching.

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See below for our current upcoming volunteering opportunities:

Windsor and Maidenhead

British Cycling Breeze Challenge Events, Windsor, 23rd August 2015
Pharmalink Maidenhead Half Marathon, 6th Sept 2015
Running 4 Women Windsor 10k, 26th Sept 2015
Windsor Half Marathon, 27th Sept 2015
Water of Life 10k & Half Marathon, Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, 25th Oct 2015

Reading

Quintiles Reading Triathlon, Tri20 Swim Centre, 30th August 2015
Reading O2O 10k, 4th Oct, 2015

West Berkshire

Go Ride Racing and British Cycling Childrens Fun Day, Newbury Showground, 3rd August 2015

Wokingham

Dinton Pastures Summer Series (Running), Dinton Country Park, 13th August 2015

Sport In Mind

An independent charity (registration no. 1145326) that uses sport and physical activity to help improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems. They offer a variety of volunteering opportunities all year long, currently including:
- Table tennis assistant, Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, Wednesdays 1.30-2.30pm
- Football Assistant, Prospect Park Astro, Reading, Fridays 2-3pm
- Badminton Assistant, Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, Wednesdays 1-2pm
- Football Referee, Prospect Park, Reading, Fridays PM

As part of our commitment to safeguarding children and young people appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If you would like to register as a Team Berkshire Volunteer contact Get Berkshire Active via info@getberkshireactive.org or 01628 472851.

  

Become a GBA This Girl Can Ambassador

Seen the adverts on the telly? Did these make you feel like you wanted to do more and inspire others to get active? Then GBA wants you!

We are looking to build a team a Ambassadors from around Berkshire to help us spread the word of the This Girl Can Campaign, you can do as much or as little as you like, as long as you are flying the flag for active women across Berkshire. 

Read more about the role here

Click here to see our current ambassadors

 

Join In

If you are more interested in supporting your local sports club on a regular basis then Join In may be more appropriate for you. Join In connects volunteers in the UK with local sports clubs who need their help.

Go to www.joininuk.org for more details. Or use this search engine to find your nearest opportunity;

Alternatively, contact your local Volunteer Centre for additional sports related volunteering opportunities;
Bracknell Forest
Reading
Slough
West Berks
Wokingham
RBWM


GBA Quotes

  • "It was great to have some really lovely enthusiastic volunteers supporting The Windsor Sports College at one of our many events." Windsor Sports College Partnership Development Manager
  • "Just wanted to say a big thanks for supplying Team Berkshire Volunteers for our competition on Friday. The competition ran nice and smoothly and the volunteers were fantastic!" School Sports Activator, The Windsor Sports College