The Join In blog: Tagged "resources"

At Join In, we help find volunteers for major events as well as local clubs.
At Join In, we help find volunteers for major events as well as local clubs.

Boosting your big events

Since the London 2012 Games, enthusiasm for sporting events has grown as a result of UK Sport’s work.

But how do you bring a piece of the London 2012 magic to your event? That stardust comes from an army of helpful, cheerful and welcoming volunteers. And Join In can help you recruit them.

So here are just a few of the events we supported and what the organisers thought of us.

Sport Relief 2014

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Recent News

A unique national network for sport

Over the last two years Join In has inspired thousands of volunteers in sport. At the core of these volunteers is a unique network of Join In Local Leaders – community volunteers who can be mobilised to help grassroots sport and activity grow.

The Local Leaders are our network of volunteers on the ground. The face of Join In within the local community, they work directly to engage and support new volunteers and connect them with local sports and fitness groups.

We continued recruiting these super-volunteers in 2014 with support from the Big Lottery Fund and we now have 250 across the UK, including 60 who have been introduced through our partner BT. (more…)

Innovation, Inclusivity and Imagination: A Grand Slam of Volunteering

When Local Leader Helen Seamer visited Folkestone Rugby Club to talk about Join In she discovered an incredible group of volunteers that keep the club thriving. Helen shares their story with us

“My visits to local sports clubs are the best part of my role as a Join In Local Leader, it’s always fascinating to note the similarities but also the differences in the way grassroots sport clubs are run.

Join In volunteers Abi and Scarlett direct parking in a familiar local club scene.

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How-to covers volunteering, promotion and management for clubs and groups.
How-to covers volunteering, promotion and management for clubs and groups.

How-to – your grassroots resource

 

We’re launching How-to – a simple, free, online resource that will help grow grassroots sports clubs and groups across the country.

Recently, we asked community sports groups across the UK what they wanted to help build their clubs. The response? How-to – a unique resource that provides how-to guides, advice, hints and practical tips from clubs, for clubs!

From finding new volunteers and promoting your club to managing club finances, How-to has it covered. You can also find additional support from Sport England’s Club Matters↑ – a one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club.

Join In’s CEO Rebecca Birkbeck said, “We work with thousands of grassroots sports groups every day, but it’s the volunteers within the clubs who are donating their time and building the clubs from within. We wanted to showcase these remarkable volunteers and use their success stories to inspire others looking for first hand advice and ideas.”


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How to find and manage volunteers

Boost your volunteer workforce and help your club to grow.

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Join In helps community sports clubs and groups to find more volunteers.
Join In helps community sports clubs and groups to find more volunteers.

Why use Join In for your sports club?

Do you rely on volunteers at your sports club? Could you use a few extra pairs of hands?

Right now, 7 out of 10 sports clubs need more volunteers. As an official Games legacy charity, and the new home of the London 2012 Games Makers, we want to change that. Our aim is to help you find more supporters and helpers in your neighbourhood, whenever you need them.

Thousands of local sports clubs and groups have already added their page on Join In. Here are just a few reasons why:

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More people

It’s the big one. Visitors to the Join In website search by postcode for clubs in their area that need a hand. Don’t miss out on reaching potential volunteers near you. (more…)