Celebrating Volunteers in Sport And Physical Activity
It's the first week of June, it's Volunteers' Week!
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.
Latest News from
£195 million package to help sport and physical activity through coronavirus01/04/2020 11:38:00
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'10 Today' to help older people stay active31/03/2020 11:38:00
Sessions will be broadcast on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and via BBC Sounds.
How to stay physically active during coronavirus restrictions27/03/2020 10:05:00
We've developed some guidance so you can better understand the government’s latest advice on how to stay physically active while you're spending a lot of time at home.
Join the Movement26/03/2020 14:38:00
Our new campaign launches today giving people ideas about how to be physically active while still following the government advice on staying at home and social distancing.
Virtual sport sessions for children during school closures23/03/2020 15:51:00
Sports Engand have teamed up with the Youth Sport Trust and government to enlist 450 School Games Organisers to help deliver online activity programme.
Coronavirus: an update20/03/2020 16:05:00
We're beginning an initial three-month period of significant flexibility to reflect our and your current circumstances.
Coronavirus: an update17/03/2020 14:38:00
An update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and what our key priorities for sport and physical activity are at this time.
How to stay active while you're at home17/03/2020 11:20:00
We've compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you're at home, if you're well enough.