YST young volunteers

Volunteer information and application guidance for individual young volunteers (Young Ambassador / Young Media / Young Commentator / Young Coach / Young Official) who have been involved in a previous Youth Sport Trust programme.

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:

  • This 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, but if this is a challenge please state in application.
  • Young Volunteers must be available for the duration of the event and have written permission from their school and parent/guardian/carer.
  • 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

Young Volunteers must be no younger than 16 or older than 18 on the 30th August 2018 and are required to have experience of another YST Programme/Camp as an individual or through your School.

Applications will only be accepted from those who can commit to being available from Thursday 30th August – Sunday 2nd September 2018 inclusive.

The criteria used to assess applications will be based on:

  • The reasons why Young Volunteers want to be involved and what impact and difference it will make before, during and after the event
  • The Young Volunteers sports volunteering experience across different levels of school and community sport
  • The level of commitment the Young Volunteer has made to volunteer in sport and the values which underpin their volunteering.

Young Volunteers will be advised of the outcome of their application by 25th May 2018 via email.

Roles and shift patterns will be assigned by July 2018.

Successful applicants will be required to register individual contact information on the Event Management System (EMS) by June 2018. This will require detailed information and a passport photo being uploaded. Further details will be provided.

Volunteer now

Applications are completed online 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 27th May 2018. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered for this volunteering opportunity.

Assessment criteria

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