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Basingstoke Voluntary Action, Basingstoke Sports Council and the Basingstoke Borough Council Health & Wellbeing Team are jointly hosting a Sports Volunteer session at the BVA Orchard in White Hart Lane, RG21 4AF on Tuesday evening May 8th between 6 & 8pm.

Over the past year, all local clubs spoken to have indicated that they need Volunteers, need to understand how to properly manage and support Volunteers, need advice on role descriptions, want guidance on required policies, Insurance and related Data Protection. In addition, there appears to be a general requirement for volunteer Committee/Trustee members in relation to Secretaries, Treasurers, Fundraisers etc and awareness of their responsibilities.

This session will commence with a general overview introduction from El Taylor-Jenks representing Join in to clarify who they are, what assistance they can provide and how to promote the roles you require. In addition, Kevin Laing from Basingstoke Sports Council / BVA will outline the Volunteer North Hants system which also advertises roles and promotes volunteering locally.

Hints and tips on how to gain Volunteers, manage them and acknowledge their valued support will also be discussed. After that, open discussion for attendees to  share what their club/sport is and any key concern/issues they face regarding volunteers. Also, introduce good practice examples if we have clubs who can share where they have succeeded – led by clubs attending.

Maybe some clubs have volunteer coaches etc who have free time they can offer to other clubs or local school sports clubs which can also be identified.


Depending on time available, discussion on additional support available highlighting Sport England, Club Matters, Energise Me & BBC Get Inspired.

Finally, once again depending on time, a high level overview of funding available for the community and basic tips for successful applications. If sort of time and enough interest, another session can be arranged.

Really hope that someone from your club will be able to attend – Please confirm asap to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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