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Thinking about aquatics volunteering?

Volunteers are the lifeblood of swimming. Without them there would be no national champions. But making a difference is not the only reason for giving up your time.

Many people ponder whether to volunteer, but a better question could be: “why not volunteer?”

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills and many swimming clubs offer training for their volunteers - click here to find out more.Because if you ask this question you may find you have more to gain than lose.

The knowledge that you are helping to make a difference is big driver for volunteers. You may be seeking greater social responsibility from your life. Volunteering for a club can offer you this.

And it is not all about giving. For a start many clubs offer volunteers the chance to learn new skills.

Together with the knowledge that you are making a difference, learning new skills and potential access to benefits such as free swimming, you will also make new friends and have a lot of fun in the process.

The future growth of swimming, and the other aquatic disciplines, depends heavily on the skills, knowledge and commitment of its volunteer workforce, which at the last estimate was considered to be more than 30,000.

It may be something as simple as selling raffle tickets or helping out at the club shop. However, it may be a work-related skill you have such as treasurer, team manager or press officer.

  • Click here for more information about the volunteering opportunities available in aquatics
  • Click here for our volunteering FAQs - chances are someone else has had the same question!

Whatever your age, your local club needs you. So pick up the phone and give them a call!

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