Volunteers are the lifeblood of sport and without them, Sport across Coventry, Solihull and Wawickshire would not be able to move forward. Coventry Solihull & Warwickshire Sport are aware of the difficulties experienced at all levels of sport, whether it be club, county or national, in the recruitment and retention of volunteers.
The Sports Volunteering action Group (SVAG) for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire is a partnership group which recognise the importance of volunteers and the need to ensure that the volunteer workforce are acknowledged and provided for in support of sport. This group is led by Coventry Univeristy and CSW Sport and supported by local authority sports development, local volunteer centres, National Governing Bodies of Sport, Youth Volunteering and education partners.
SVAG has develop a 'Shared System for Sport & Physical Activity Volunteering' across Coventry ,Solihull & Warwickshire, created to support clubs to recruit and retain volunteers in a consistent and supported way.
A volunteer opportunity is registered through the Sport and Physical Activity Volunteering Opportuntiy Form
The Shared System for Sport and Physical Activity Volunteering has achieved the Inspire Mark. The Inspire Programme recognises projects that have embraced the inspiration of London 2012 through the Olympic and Paralympic values. Read more for details
SVAG recognises the importance of volunteers and the need for a strategic plan to ensure that the volunteer workforce are acknowledged and supported.
The Shared System for Sport & Physical Activity Volunteering is part of the work contributing to the Coventry Solihull & Warwickshire Sport & Active Recreation Volunteer Strategy 3-6-9 , the first volunteer strategy to engage with a cross section of sport and volunteer partners across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.
The vision for the strategy is: Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire collectively active in sports & active recreation volunteering
The strategy is within a 3-6-9 format for the period 2007-2016. The action plan of milestones provides a focus for specific developments at the 3-6-9 stages. Whereas the detailed action plan provides specific actions against the following core areas
Recruit and Deploy, Retention, Recognition and Reward, Training and Development, Management and Support, Coordination and Partnerships
For more information please contact:
Ian McLean, CSW Sport Development Manager (Clubs and Volunteers) on 02476 574197 or Ian@cswsport.org.uk
David Boughey, Sport and Physical Activity Volunteering Coordinator (Coventry University) on 07974 984920 or firstname.lastname@example.org