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Sport Matters volunteering programme
Volunteering Matters!

  • Sport Matters volunteering programme
    Volunteering Matters!



TDC SPORT MATTERS in partnership with Kent Sport and Physical Activity Service is focusing on the issues and priorities of Sports Volunteering within related projects and programmes in both the school and community settings.

Developing the structure and provision for sports clubs and individuals in Thanet to enable them to raise, identify and find solutions to issues they have concerning volunteering at all levels.

  • The pages in this section detail why you should become a volunteer, what role you can play and how to get involved.
  • If you represent a sports club or organisation you can find support and guidance on how to recruit volunteers.

The Kent Sport and Sport Matters volunteer programme is linking with the volunteer centre network to coordinate volunteering within sports clubs. The project currently has two main focuses:

  • Breaking down the myth that you have to be sporty to volunteer in a sports club
  • Providing sports clubs with information and support to manage the cycle of volunteers

Working in partnership with the volunteer centre network the 'Kent eVent Team' has been established to help provide and recruit a workforce of volunteers for events and one-off sport, leisure and cultural activities across the county, for more detail look on the Kent eVent Team page.

Although we cannot guarantee to fill all the volunteer roles your club may have using this process will raise the profile of your organisation within the 19 Volunteer Centres working with anyone actively seeking volunteer opportunities in Kent.

Via the Sport Makers programme we are recruiting, training and deploying over 1,200 volunteers aged 16+ to organise and support sport in Thanet and Kent. You can sign up via the Sport Makers website or alternatively if you have volunteering opportunities that Sport Makers could fill you can register these via the Sport Makers become a provider pages.

You do not have to have an interest in a sport or be good at it to become a volunteer as there are various other voluntary roles that you can play to ensure a club is successful:

  • Website manager
  • Child Protection/Welfare Officer
  • Coaching Secretary/Manager
  • Committee Member and Helpers
  • Club President
  • Development officer
  • Disability Coordinator
  • Equipment Coordinator
  • Fixtures Secretary
  • Head Coach and assistant
  • Junior coordinator
  • Junior Team Managers
  • Offices and Secretary
  • Press/Promotions
  • Secretary/Social Secretary
  • Fundraiser Chairperson
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Captain Treasurer
  • Scorers
  • Team Managers