Celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2016

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Volunteers’ Week 2016 will be celebrating the thousands of volunteers that support aquatic activity across the country from the 1 – 12 June.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign led by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). For the first time, the Volunteers’ Week celebration is getting even bigger!

Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year, and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy. These 21 million people are a shining example of how we can all make a big difference to individuals and communities.

Throughout the next 12 days we will be sharing useful hints and tips for recruiting volunteers and supporting you to celebrate and reward the incredible individuals that keep aquatics running. We will be highlighting useful resources and guides whilst also suggesting ways in which you could celebrate your workforce on a national scale. We will be letting you know how you could nominate for the Child Protection in Sport Unit’s Safeguarding Stars or nominate an unsung hero for the ASA Aquatics Awards 2016 (details will be released over the coming week).

What is your club doing for Volunteers’ Week 2016?

We would love to hear about what your club is getting up to for Volunteers’ Week 2016. How are you celebrating with your volunteer workforce and thanking them for all they do?

Send us your stories and photos to volunteering@swimming.org or why not tweet a picture of all of your aquatic volunteers to say thank you to @ASAaquatics using the #volunteersweek. We will share your stories online and through social media.

Are you interested in volunteering?

If you have been thinking about volunteering at your local club or at aquatics events across the country but haven’t yet contacted us then we’d love to hear from you.

Simply fill out our expression of interest form by clicking here. 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 or what experience you have there is something for everyone. You can read more from some of our existing ASA volunteers here.

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