Student Volunteer Week opportunities

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SPORTS clubs and organisations in Lincolnshire can benefit from Student Volunteer Week, which is celebrated next week across the UK.

Thousands of students are being encouraged to volunteer their time to help charities and organisations across Lincolnshire from Monday February 20 to Sunday February 28.

Janet Inman, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, thinks that sport can benefit as a result: “Sport relies heavily on volunteers; parents, athletes, individuals giving up their time to support sport across the UK. Student Volunteer Week provides a perfect opportunity to link students in your area at local schools, colleges and the University, to sports clubs and organisations in Lincolnshire.”

Lincolnshire boasts a host of sports volunteering programmes ideal for students across the county.

Sport Makers is a national Sport England programme which aims to recruit 548 new volunteers in Lincolnshire over the next two years. Anyone aged 16 plus can sign up to the programme for free and give something back to the local community.

Lizzie Couling, Workforce Development Manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “There are lots of benefits to students who volunteer in sport; by gaining new skills they are building their CV, and by working with local clubs or organisations they are giving something back to their local area. Sport Makers is a great way to get involved with sports volunteering, and I hope students across Lincolnshire get involved.”

Sport Makers is inspired by the London 2012 Games and hopes to encourage more young people to volunteer in sport. For more information visit or call Lizzie on 01522 585580.