Volunteers help break down barriers to participation that disabled people often face in sport and physical activity by supporting and empowering them to achieve their goals.
Of course even if you have a disability you can volunteer and support others to become the best they can be.
Volunteering also has many personal benefits to those that support the millions of people participating in sport and physical activity everyday. The opportunities in volunteering are almost unlimited in terms of roles and responsabilities you could be asked to support.
Looking to Volunteer?
If you are interested in finding volunteering opportities in your local area click on the picture below.
Looking for Volunteers?
If you or your club are looking for volunteers to support you then click on the picture below
The English Federation of Disability Sport have developed excellent resources on all aspects of disability sport in England. To view their resources on volunteering click here.
Advocacy and Activity Buddy Scheme (AABS).
The English Federation of Disability Sport runs the national AAB Scheme. The aim of the project is to increase participation of disabled people within sport. This is achieved through supporting sport and physical activity providers to develop and maintain a volunteer or ‘Activity Buddy’ programme to motivate and support their disabled members or participants. Training resources have been developed for volunteer programme coordinators and volunteers and are available free of charge from the EFDS website. To find out more click here.