Volunteer Training – Learn a New Skill
One of the ways in which clubs help volunteers feel valued is by offering training, and there are a number of options open to you when you give your time freely.
As a volunteer, clubs should offer you the opportunity of training. Young or old, there is usually something on offer. It is a matter of ensuring you feel valued as well as making sure you have the right skills for the club.
According to one ASA Volunteer Co-ordinator, “the best way of thanking volunteers is to offer training that goes beyond what is expected. For example, we offer to pay for them to take their Level 1 teaching exam.”
Not all clubs will pay fully for such high level courses, but they may be happy to contribute towards costs. Talk to your club and see what they can offer. Click here for a full list of teaching and coaching courses available through the ASA.
Why not take a look at the following courses offered through the ASA:
- Team Manager Training
- Young Aquatic Organiser Award
- Young Aquatic Helper Certificate
- Young Aquatic Leader Certificate
Also available are Club Leader Seminars provided by Sport England.
The ASA aims to provide guidance to all volunteers to support them within their volunteering role. If you are an ASA Club Captain or would like to become one in the near future, the ASA e-learning interactive resource for Club Captain’s will help to get you to get started, click on the link below for more information.
There are also a number of officiating qualifications you could gain. Would you like to become a timekeeper at your local club galas, or do you aspire to be an international referee? Click here to find out more information.
So, if you are a volunteer take a look around the ASA website, or enquire about what training is available at your local club. Should you not find the answer that you are looking for, get in touch with us as firstname.lastname@example.org you could be surprised at the skills you could gain!