Actively seeking enthusiastic Argyll volunteers

Netball is just one of many sports our young people can enjoy - and you may be able to help.

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Enthusiasm is one of the main requirements as liveArgyll looks for volunteers to help kids stay active.

Sport and physical activity plays an important part in keeping us healthy and provides a community focus enabling fun, fitness and social interaction.

The global pandemic has had a huge impact on the physical and mental health of many people, but arguably none more so than the younger population.

As restrictions ease and communities cautiously head towards some sort of normality, liveArgyll Active Schools and Sport team is looking for volunteers to support the delivery of extracurricular sport and physical activity sessions in schools across the area.

Schools provide much-needed sport and activity for young people and, with the support of the Active Schools and Sport team, pupils around Argyll and Bute can access a variety of opportunities.

At the heart of this provision are volunteers, and the value of volunteers cannot be underestimated.

Some extracurricular school sport has restarted across the region and the team is looking for more volunteers to grow the programme.

Volunteering can promote health, improve confidence and life satisfaction and can help you develop new skills and increase your employability. Being a volunteer can also lead to new qualifications.

You do not have to have any previous experience, just an enthusiasm to make a difference!

Active Schools and Sport manager Alex Edmonstone said: ‘Volunteers are extremely important to the successful running of extracurricular activities.

‘There are so many benefits to being a volunteer, and the impact it can make to our communities is huge. Due to the effects of the pandemic young people need these opportunities more than ever.’

All volunteers will be supported fully by the Active Schools and Sport team.

If you have some time on your hands and would like to be involved in helping the young people of Argyll and Bute improve their lives, please get in touch.

Email activeschools@liveargyll.co.uk to contact the Active Schools and Sport Team and find out more.