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1 STEP INTO SPORT COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING VOLUNTEER INDUCTION

2 This induction has been designed to provide you with the information you will need to gain the most out of the Community Volunteering strand of the Step into Sport programme and your volunteer placement. Once you have read through the information provided you should feel confident to begin your volunteering. However should you be unsure of anything there are people here to help – see the contacts section for more info. Volunteer Induction

3 STEP INTO SPORT National Volunteering Initiative Managed by

4 To create a new generation of sports volunteers To engage year olds in volunteer placements in community clubs and at events To provide opportunities for young people to volunteer in sport and access relevant qualifications To train and develop the skills of young people and recognise their achievements with nationally recognised awards STEP INTO SPORT Aims of the programme

5 Your Mission: To be one of the elite SiS students in Bedfordshire and Luton to start a volunteer placement! (Around 160 students will take part in Step into Sport across the county in 2008/09) Community Volunteering

6 Each year a number of young people from your school/college are selected to become Community Volunteers - young people who will volunteer in local clubs, community groups, or at events. These young people are invited to attend Step into Sport Leadership Academies and from here will be supported to start volunteer placements in community clubs. The fact that you are reading this induction means that you have been selected and are about to start volunteering!... Step into Sport – How does it work?

7 A Leadership Academy is a leadership club designed to provide high quality, regular support, training and development for young people that are committed to actively volunteering to enable them to develop and grow as leaders and volunteers. In essence it is an out of school hours regular opportunity in which you can develop your leadership skills and be supported in a wide range of opportunities as active volunteers. The Leadership Academy will: Provide you with information about volunteering opportunities and prepare you to undertake your volunteer placement. Provide opportunities for you to discuss and learn from your peers about your volunteering experiences. Signpost you to or provide you with the opportunity to attend qualifications and awards to support your volunteering. Celebrate and reward you for the contribution that you have made in your volunteer placement. Leadership Academies

8 Support from a school/college mentor and team BEDS&LUTON to find a volunteer placement Nationally recognised certificates and county based rewards for the hours completed in your placement team BEDS&LUTON Step into Sport Awards to recognise your valuable contribution to volunteering Opportunities to gain National Governing Body qualifications and other training opportunities to support you in your placement Enhanced CV - Increased chances when applying to university and improves job prospects and opportunities for paid employment Helps to build self confidence and improves personal skills What will you gain from the Step into Sport Community Volunteering Programme

9 YOU team BEDS&LUTON Oversees the programme and offers advice and guidance, and provides opportunities for young volunteers Mentor at your school/college Provides advice and guidance throughout your placement including helping you to find a placement and register as a volunteer Contact your mentor should you have any questions or concerns relating to Step into Sport Volunteer Co-ordinator at your club Provides advice during your placement to ensure you are happy and gaining a rewarding experience within the club You should contact the VC if you have any concerns within the club Whos who - the support you will receive as a Step into Sport volunteer?

10 The online volunteer passport is there to help and support you develop and get the most out of your placement. It enables you to manage all your volunteering online! To register as a volunteer on the Step into Sport programme you will need to register on the volunteer passport. Once you have registered you will then be able to register your placement and invite your Volunteer Co-ordinator to be the person that verifies your hours (all the hours that you log on the online passport must be verified by your mentor or volunteer co-ordinator). Once your registration is complete you can use the volunteer passport to log the hours you have completed in your placement. As well as providing a site to log your volunteer hours the Volunteer Passport will provide resources and case studies to support your placement. Step into Sport Volunteer Passport

11 HOW TO REGISTER Ask your Step into Sport mentor for a Step into Sport voucher code (this code is unique to your school) Go to and click on Volunteer Passport in the menu Click VOLUNTEER PASSPORT REGISTRATION and a new page will open Click register volunteer Follow the instructions and enter the details as requested When you first log in you will watch an online tutorial which will provide you with the training you need to use the Passport Step into Sport Volunteer Passport

12 Step into Sport Awards The Youth Sport Trust rewards you for your commitment to volunteering by awarding you with nationally recognised certificates for the hours you complete in your placement ; Youth Sport Trust - BRONZE AWARD - 50 hours Youth Sport Trust - SILVER AWARD hours Youth Sport Trust - GOLD AWARD hours

13 REGISTER ON THE STEP INTO SPORT ONLINE PASSPORT AND COMPLETE 5 HOURS –FREE STEP INTO SPORT POLO SHIRT –INVITED TO REGISTER ON THE V VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME COMPLETE 15 HOURS –BECOME ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR the team BEDS&LUTON STEP INTO SPORT CPD BURSARY SCHEME COMPLETE 25 HOURS –ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER ON THE team BEDS&LUTON VOLUNTEERS BENEFITS PACKAGE COMPLETE 50 HOURS –ENTERED INTO A PRIZE DRAW TO WIN A 16gb APPLE IPOD TOUCH (Draw to be made in June 2009)* *To be eligible for this prize, hours must be verified on the Step into Sport online passport by 26th June 2009 –YOUTH SPORT TRUST CERTIFICATE FOR 50 HOURS VOLUNTEERING COMPLETE 100 HOURS –FREE STEP INTO SPORT KIT BAG –YOUTH SPORT TRUST CERTIFICATE FOR 100 HOURS VOLUNTEERING COMPLETE 200 HOURS –KIT VOUCHER UP TO THE VALUE OF £25 –YOUTH SPORT TRUST CERTIFICATE FOR 200 HOURS VOLUNTEERING Step Out Reward Scheme

14 team BEDS&LUTON Step into Sport Awards 2008/09 To recognise the commitment of young volunteers on the Step into Sport Community Volunteer Programme team BEDS&LUTON will be presenting County Step into Sport Community Volunteer Awards throughout This years awards will be presented term by term to the volunteer who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to community volunteering as part of the community volunteering programme. Each term Step into Sport mentors and volunteer co-ordinators will be invited to nominate a volunteer who they feel has made a significant contribution. A panel from team BEDS&LUTON will form to discuss the nominations and the top 3 nominations will be highlighted on the team BEDS&LUTON website and ezine. One volunteer per term will be presented with the County Step into Sport Community Volunteer Award.

15 Insurance Once you are registered as a volunteer on the Step into Sport programme via the Volunteer Passport your National Insurance cover will begin. As a community volunteer you are insured for your involvement in the programme on the basis of Civil Liability Insurance and Public Liability Insurance (further details of the insurance cover provided to you as a volunteer can be accessed from the Youth Sport Trust). *Note that you must be registered on the Volunteer Passport to be insured!* Code of Conduct for Coaches and Volunteers Coaching must demonstrate at all levels a high degree of honesty, integrity and competence. The need for coaches to understand and act on their responsibilities is important to sport, as is the need to protect the key concept of participation for fun and enjoyment as well as achievement. This is implicit within good coaching practice. This code of conduct available via the following link defines all that is best in good coaching practice and provides clear guidance to take into your coaching / volunteering. Code of Conduct Child Protection It is the responsibility of everyone to ensure that sport activities are safe and FUN!!! It is essential that everybody from parents/carers to sports coaches and leaders are aware of good practice to ensure that a childs safety is paramount in sport. In your volunteer placement it is highly likely that you will be working with young people in a sporting environment and therefore the leaflet available via the following link is designed to provide you with more information on good practice to help you to ensure that children can enjoy sport within a safe and secure environment. It is also hope that the information will enable you to feel more confident and comfortable when working with young people. Providing children with positive sporting experiences means that they will be more likely to achieve their true potential. Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport Insurance / Code of Conduct / Child Protection

16 team BEDS&LUTON Joby Hobbs – / Mentor Name: __________________________________ __________________________________ Volunteer Co-ordinator Name: __________________________________ Club: ___________________________________ __________________________________ Useful Contacts


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