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Volunteers’ Week - Time to Say Thank You

Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign that runs from 1-7 June, led by Volunteering England, and celebrating the fantastic contribution that volunteers make across the country.

This year the theme for the week is ‘Time to say Thank You’.

The ASA would like to use this week and the time around it to formally and publicly thank our aquatic volunteer workforce.

And we're not the only ones. Check out the video at the top of this page for more.

We have a campaign running over the summer to recognise volunteer dedication and contribution to the sport. And in volunteeer week we have something happening each day.

Check out what the ASA is doing to say 'thank you' over the week by clicking the calendar buttons below

1 June

Volunteers Week Launch!

Watch the video, count the Thank You’s and send us an email to volunteereing@swimming.org with your answers.  Deadline is midnightSaturday!  Every email will be entered into a prize draw to win some British Swimming goodies for your club!

2 June

Get Ready!

Email us at volunteering@swimming.org to tell us what you have planned for the week to thank and celebrate your volunteers.  Deadline is midnight Sunday and the best plan will win some British Swimming postcards signed by our top swimmers!

3 June

Test your volunteering knowledge! 

Download our quiz sheet, highlight your answers and email them back to us at volunteering@swimming.org, the person with the highest score will win a pair of tickets to the British Gas Swimming Champtionships being held at Ponds Forge at the end of June.  Deadlines for entry is midnight Monday!

  • Download the Volunteering Quiz here (Word)

4 June

Thank your volunteers!

Send us a photo of you awarding your ‘Thank You’ certificate to that special person and you will be entered into a prize draw for tickets to the British Gas Swimming Championships.  Send in your photos to volunteering@swimming.org, the deadline is midnight Tuesday.

5 June

Celebrity Volunteers!

Send us an email to volunteering@swimming.org with your answers to our celebrity volunteer quiz, and the person with the most correct answers will win a signed Michael Jamieson GB Flag! Deadline for entries is midnight Wednesday.

  • Download the Celebrities Quiz here (Powerpoint)

6 June

Photograph Challenge!

Take a photo of as many volunteers as you can and send it to us at volunteering@swimming.org, the biggest photo will receive a pair of tickets to the British Gas Swimming Championships in June.  Deadline for entries is midnight Thursday.

7 June

Show Us What You’ve Done!

Tell us how you’ve celebrated and recognised your volunteers during Volunteers’ Week – email us at volunteering@swimming.org with what you’ve been up to for a chance to win tickets to the British Gas Swimming Championships in June.  Deadline is midnight on Sunday night.

What you can do to say 'thank you'

Why do our volunteers give up hours of their time to stand on a hot sweaty poolside?

Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club’s volunteers tell us why they do what they do, and what you can get out of volunteering within aquatics!

Rushmoor Royals Swimming Club showcase how they recruit, train and manage their volunteers to ensure a happy, skilled workforce.  Watch their video below for some handy hints and tips!

To mark the occasion we will be sending out a special edition of Making A Difference, the ASA’s quarterly volunteering e-newsletter.

We would also like to encourage you as clubs to use this week to say a big thank you to your volunteers and have prepared resources to support you in this.

If you'd like to say a big 'thank you' to your volunteers download your Volunteer Reward Pack now including our volunteer support guide, your Guide to the World Wide Web from the ASA, a ‘Thank You’ certificate template and a press release template.

If you have an amazing volunteer workforce we’d love to include you in our celebrations, send your stories and pictures to volunteering@swimming.org - some may be featured on our website.

There will be lots more going on in the build up to and during Volunteers’ Week, so keep checking the ASA website, as well as our Twitter and Facebook feeds for more opportunities to get involved!

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