mygames (powered by v), offers young people a unique opportunity to promote and celebrate the values of the 2012 Olympic Games. This includes friendship, respect, excellence, equality and determination. Read on to learn more.
The ASA’s mygames project will offer 42 young disabled volunteers aged 16-25 from across the country the opportunity to volunteer at aquatic events and gain valuable experience. Young volunteers will have the opportunity to produce a Personal Development Plan, take part in training opportunities and volunteer at regional and national events.
Working with a mentor the young volunteer will develop the skills and confidence needed to have the opportunity to volunteer at the 2012 Paralympic Trials.
Volunteer opportunities will include, officiating, helping poolside, announcing, media work, and many more. This programme is about offering volunteers the support they need and in the area they want it. Volunteering experience is not required and all volunteers will receive the training necessary to make them successful in their desired role.
Young volunteers will have the opportunity to receive training and all expenses incurred will be reimbursed.
The ASA are looking for young volunteers in the following areas: North East, Yorkshire, Merseyside and surrounding area, East Anglia, Gloucestershire, Somerset, London and Devon. If you have further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Knibbs – Volunteer Case Study
Club: Friday Night Swimming Club, Romford, Essex.
After becoming a regular swimmer at the swimming club the session leader asked Robert to start helping out on poolside. Robert now regularly volunteers in the top group swimming by encouraging the young people to swim as much as possible and helping to pack away at the end of sessions. Robert has only recently started to volunteer but has already found that it has helped him to feel more confident especially when working with other people.
Click here to watch the First Light award winning video which follows some of the volunteers from the mygames 'Young Disabled Volunteers Back Swimming' programme.