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Celebrating Volunteers in Sport And Physical Activity

It's the first week of June, it's Volunteers' Week!

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Our figures show that 6.2 million adults have volunteered at least twice in the last year to support sport and physical activity.

That’s 14 per cent of adults in England, and we want to say thank you.

June 1-7 marks Volunteers’ WeekOpen in a new window, a time for us to celebrate all the good that volunteers do for the sport and physical activity sector in our country.

Back in November 2017 we announced two funds to help change the face of volunteering in England, with £4.4 million of National Lottery funding being awarded.

We’re continuing to strive to ensure volunteers enjoy a positive experience, that volunteering opportunities are accessible to all our diverse population and that volunteers are valued for the work they do – and we've since made further investments to work towards this goal.

“One of the most powerful ways to demonstrate the impact of volunteering is simply to let volunteers tell their story,” said our head of volunteering, Kristen Stephenson.

“All of our work is focused on ensuring more people can experience the positive outcomes associated with sport and volunteering – improving confidence, improving mental wellbeing, building new friendships and ultimately happier communities.”

This week we'll be showcasing some of the amazing volunteers that work with projects we support.

Click here for the full press release

 

Channel website: http://www.sportengland.org/

Original article link: https://www.sportengland.org/news-and-features/news/2019/june/01/volunteers-week-2019-time-to-celebrate/

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