School Groups

Volunteer information and application guidance for School Groups, School Games Organiser Groups or Local Organising Committee Groups.

About the event

The Youth Sport Trust has overall responsibility for the management of the event and are working with Loughborough University and Leicestershire and Rutland Sport to support the recruitment, training, deployment and management of the individual volunteers.

Through this event we aim to reward and recognise a diverse workforce of skilled, trained and enthusiastic young and adult volunteers and inspire them to continue their volunteering journey beyond this event.

We are looking for friendly, outgoing and competent young people to fulfil a variety of volunteer roles. Volunteers will be acting as representatives for the event, therefore the right attitude is essential. No specific experience is required and briefings/training will take place prior to the event to ensure that you are fully prepared for your role and responsibilities.

Please note that:

  • There is a mix of opportunities available with a limited number of these being residential. For those, it is a fully paid for residential volunteering opportunity. Accommodation and food are all paid for, Young People are expected to make their own way to Loughborough with 2 supporting staff.
  • For non residential opportunities, lunch and snacks will be provided, but accommodation must be sourced separately and arrangements will need to be made for arrival and departure from the site daily.
  • Young Volunteers must be available for the duration of the event and have written permission from their school and parent/guardian/carer. You may be required for the full event or a number of event days – for residential volunteers these days will be back to back.
  • All Young Volunteers as part of the volunteer team will be provided with a uniform of a t-shirt and hooded sweatshirt to wear during the event when deployed in volunteering roles, but will be required to provide their own full length tracksuit bottoms (no jeans) and trainers.
  • The Youth Sport Trust will be responsible for the duty of care of Young Volunteers for the duration of the residential volunteering experience. All will be expected to follow the YST’s Code of Conduct.

Application guidance

We are seeking applications from 11 School/School Games Organiser/Local Organising Committee groups comprising of eight young people aged 14 to 17 (young people must be no younger than 14 or older than 17 on or after 30th August 2018) and two members of staff to volunteer at the 2018 School Games National Finals.

Applications will only be accepted from the above groups who can commit to their WHOLE group including the members of staff being available from Thursday 30th August – Sunday 2nd September 2018 inclusive.

YST is only able to provide overnight/residential accommodation to 6 groups. Please indicate on the application whether or not overnight accommodation is required and whether or not you still wish to apply if we are not able to provide this.

Only one application per school, SGO or LOC will be accepted. Please note that more than one school can apply in a SGO or LOC area.

Volunteer now

Applications are completed on line and can be accessed via our online form.

If you require assistance to complete the application form, please contact Izzy Perry. Please ensure that you include up to date contact details including email and phone numbers. We will contact you by email and/or mobile.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 18th May 2018. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for this volunteering opportunity.

The applications received will be assessed by the Youth Sport Trust.

Assessment criteria

Download the full guidance document with detailed information about the assessment criteria.