Volunteering 

Volunteers play an important role in making sport and physical activity happen, from coaching to driving a mini bus, washing the kit, promoting events and supporting activities. Without volunteers many events and activities would fail to run. 
 
At Northampton Leisure Trust we recognise the value that volunteers bring to our events and activities. We provide a variety of opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in and offer support to get people started on their volunteering journey. 
 
Please see below for the range of exciting opportunities to get involved with. 

Why Volunteer 

Volunteering is about helping others, making a difference to your local community and having fun. Everyone is different and has a variety of skills and abilities, meaning everyone volunteers for different reasons, these can include: 
 
Learning new skills 
Gaining confidence 
Giving something back to your club or community 
Extra experience in a field that could lead to potential employment 
Making new friends 
Keeping fit 
Having fun 

How Do I Get Involved? 

There are many different forms of sports volunteering that you can get involed with. These include playing an active role on our Street Sports Project, 50+ Activity Programme, Walking Sports Programme, The Trilogy Swin School & Health Walks to name just a few.  
 
For information on how you can become involved in volunteering within your local community contact the Health & Wellbeing Development Team on 01604 837774 or email the team healthandwellbeing@nltrust.org.uk 
 
We can match up your skills and interests to find a suitable placement that you will enjoy and benefit from. 

Volunteer Recognition Scheme 

The Northampton Leisure Trust Volunteer Reward Recognition Scheme is designed to allow our volunteers to be recognised for their efforts. Every hour that a volunteer completes is recorded. Some volunteers will volunteer at one off events collecting a few hours each year. Other volunteers collect numerous hours every week throughout the year. 
 
The Volunteer Reward Recognition Scheme allows volunteers to collect certificates and awards for milestone volunteering hours. Milestone awards are outlined below and certificates are issued by the Heal & Wellbeing Development Team. 
 
Hours will only be counted that the volunteer does on Northampton Leisure Trust programmes and projects. There is no time limit to a volunteer achieving their hours and all hours must be authorised by a member of Northampton Leisure Trust. 
 
Additionally each year (April to March) the Health and Wellbeing Development Team will select one volunteer to be Volunteer of the Year. 
 
Rewards: 
 
25 Hours: Certificate 
50 Hours: Certificate 
75 Hours: Certificate 
100 Hours: Certificate and NLT voucher 
150 Hours: Certificate and NLT voucher 
200 Hours: Certificate and Gift Voucher 
Volunteer of the Year: £50 gift voucher. 

Volunteering Opportunities 

Below you will find various volunteering opportunities.  
 
Trilogy50 Plus Activity Buddies 
Activity Buddies support members of their peer group to overcome some of the barriers to being physically active alongside campaigning for health living and successful ageing. Activity Buddies will be a friendly and welcoming face at a variety of activities including 50 Plus Days, health walks and classes, helping to provide information and answering questions. If you are 50 plus, physically active and would like to support others more physically active then apply to be become an Activity Buddy today. 
 
Street Football Coaches 
Street Football is a social inclusion project that runs FREE football sessions for young people aged 8 to 18 years of age. Whether you are a qualified coach or not Street Football is a great project to gain some valuable coaching experience. 
 
Health Walk Leaders 
The Northampton Health Walk Scheme currently has 14 weekly walks taking place throughout Northampton. To become a qualified health walk leader you will need to attend a FREE 1 day course. Then once you a qualified you are welcome to join one of the existing walks or with our support set up a new walk. 
 
Family Fun Days 
Our Family Fun Days provide various activities including bouncy castles, sports coaching and arts & crafts. We are looking for volunteers to assist with activities, welcoming people, registering on activities and various other roles. 
If you are interested in any of our volunteering opportunities please complete a Volunteer Application Form and send to our Health & Wellbeing Development Team via email healthandwellbeing@nltrust.org.uk.  
 
 

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