Our volunteer types

Child Protection in Sport Unit

Our volunteer types

Child Protection in Sport Unit

Michelle North

Michelle North

Head of Child Protection in Sport Unit

“Since the Child Protection in Sport Unit was formed, there have been considerable developments within safeguarding across the sport sector. This is due to the great work of the staff and volunteers within sports organisations striving to create safer cultures and environments for children and young people, but the work continues, and the Unit remains essential today. Our aim is to ensure that children and young people are protected in and through sport and activity, and our volunteers will help us to do this.”

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Why join us?

Recognising and speaking out about concerns in sport can be tricky for young participants and their families. Our Safe in Sport Event Volunteers aim to help them to recognise concerns and feel empowered to act.

As an Insights Volunteer you will help us to support the sport and physical activity sector to create a caring culture where children and young people feel safe and able to thrive.

Whilst you don’t need to be sporty, you will be passionate about helping children and young people feel and be safe in sport and physical activities.

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About Child Protection in Sport Unit Volunteering

Our Safe in Sport Event Volunteers attend events in their local area and help children, young people and their families understand what safe sport and physical activity looks like and what to do if they have concerns.

You will mingle and chat with participants and spectators, share key messages and our bank of resources. You will promote safeguarding as everyone’s responsibility and empower those with worries to speak out.

You will get to work with others who share your values and are committed to making a difference. Shifts vary but are generally around 4-5 hours.

Our Insights Volunteers do vital work helping us to measure safeguarding culture in sports organisations. They work remotely and flexibly from home and conduct web-based research and other tasks. This insight means that we can better direct our support and services to improve safeguarding culture for children and young people who participate in sport at all levels.

What we’re looking for

passionate about helping young people and children

passionate about helping young people and children

confident, open and friendly communication style either in person or online

confident, open and friendly communication style either in person or online

strong ability to share information with clarity

strong ability to share information with clarity

work well within a team

work well within a team

ability to seek support as required

ability to seek support as required

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Once you have registered, you’ll be invited to book yourself into a volunteer information meeting, which will explain everything you need to know about these opportunities, the training and support we provide.
 
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Please spend some time on the ‘Supporting Information’ section. Provide examples to evidence how your skills and experience meet the needs of the opportunity.
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Once you have registered, you’ll be invited to book yourself into a volunteer information meeting, which will explain everything you need to know about these opportunities, the training and support we provide.

 
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After the volunteer information meeting, you will receive an email asking for further information, such as nominating referees.
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While the referencing process is taking place, we’ll regularly update you on its status.
 
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You will be asked to sign the confidentiality statement and return it to us.
 
After the volunteer information meeting, you will receive an email asking for further information, such as nominating referees.
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While the referencing process is taking place, we’ll regularly update you on its status.
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Did you know?
You will be asked to sign the confidentiality statement and return it to us

 
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Your manager or supervisor will be in touch soon with next steps. We're really looking forward to having you as part of the team!
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You’ll receive an email from our team with information about what to expect next from your training journey.
 
Did you know?
Once you start, we’ll email you with a link to The Volunteer Hub so you can join our community. Our volunteer recruitment team will get back to you directly to confirm that all of the checks have been completed.
 
Your manager or supervisor will be in touch soon with next steps. We're really looking forward to having you as part of the team!
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You’ll receive an email from our team with information about what to expect next from your training journey.
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Did you know?
Once you start, we’ll email you with a link to The Volunteer Hub so you can join our community. Our volunteer recruitment team will get back to you directly to confirm that all of the checks have been completed.

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