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Volunteers’ Week 2014 is here!

3 June 2014

Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign that runs from 1 - 7 June each year, led by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) to celebrate the fantastic contribution that volunteers make across the country.

Swimming, like many sports relies on the hard work and dedication of thousands of volunteers. Becky Milnes, Volunteer Engagement Officer at the ASA commented, “Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport and without them aquatics just wouldn’t happen.  From teaching children to swim to managing national and even international aquatics events, our volunteers are at the heart of it all.”

"Volunteers are at the heart of it all" - Becky Milnes, Volunteer Engagement OfficerThe ASA will be celebrating the fantastic contribution of our volunteer workforce, as well as supporting clubs and swim schools to recruit new volunteers. 

In recognition of Volunteers’ Week, the ASA has created support guides and information on how to find and hold onto the best volunteers, including holding taster sessions and ‘taking a buddy to work’ with you. There are also competitions running with some amazing prizes on offer.

Selfie competition

As selfie-mania takes over the world, the ASA invites you to send us your best selfie in a fun place with an essential volunteering item. You could be at the pool with your stopwatch, or on a beach somewhere exotic with your laptop. Your entry should be accompanied by your name, the name of your club and a few sentences about the role you do. The most creative selfie will win a Speedo Aquabeat 2.0 4GB underwater MP3 Player. Entries open from 1 – 7 June 2014.

Club competition

We are giving you the chance to get creative and win a Kodak PlaySport Full HD hand held video camera for your club. Send us your most inspired image of the people that give their time to your club. Your picture will be judged on creativity, originality and effort. There are no rules on the number of people, the setting or the equipment you can use. Your entry should be accompanied by the name of your club and a few sentences about it. Entries open from 1 – 7 June 2014.

Find out more about what's on at the Volunteers' Week page. We are also sending a special edition of the volunteering newsletter Making a Difference all about you, the volunteers.

This year marks Volunteers’ Week’s 30th year, so the theme of ‘30’ will also play a part.

Please contact the ASA Volunteering Team for any queries or further information.

Remember, you can use the certificate template to say thank you to a few special volunteers  – or your whole volunteer team!

Interested in volunteering?

volunteering interest formIf you have been thinking about volunteering at your local club but haven't yet contacted us then we'd love to hear from you. Simply fill out our expression of interest form by clicking the Volunteer Now! button. There is a chance to make new friends and learn new skills by becoming a volunteer and it doesn't matter what age you are.

If you want to find out more about volunteering and the opportunities and training available to you click here.

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