VOLUNTEERING WITH SPORTING MEMORIES FOUNDATION SCOTLAND

In 2019 Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland are looking to expand the number of weekly activities available across the country.  In order to do this we require passionate volunteers to facilitate our community clubs. 

Sporting Memories clubs’ main focus is on sporting reminiscence but they also include some physical activity e.g. Boccia (indoor bowls).  

The club facilitator is the volunteer who organises and runs a weekly club, usually with the help of other volunteers depending on the number of participants. This involves setting up the room/hall and organising a programme for the session.

The main function of the facilitator is to ensure that club participants’ contributions are respected and that every individual is allowed the time needed to contribute. Volunteers enjoy talking about their favourite sports and have fun talking to club members about memories of past sporting events.  

Full training is provided for the role with ongoing support provided by the Volunteer Coordinator and other staff members. We value our volunteers and the service that they provide and always want you to feel supported.  

What our current volunteers say:

“I can talk endlessly about a subject I love” 

“It is rewarding watching group members develop confidence in contributing to the group” 

“Feeling appreciated and seeing my work making a difference"

Do you have?

  • A passion for sport
  • The ability to plan a programme of activities and ensure that the resources and equipment required are available
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to ensure the smooth running of the club
  • A commitment to reliability
  • An awareness of confidentiality issues    

 

Our current volunteering opportunities:

We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas across Scotland (remember Sporting Memories Clubs run weekly):

Tuesdays (10.30 am– 12pm) KIRKCALDY at Kirkcaldy Rugby Club

Contact Gary Waddell for more info – [email protected] / 07941 123 278

Tuesdays (12.30 – 1.30pm) BROXBURN at Broxburn United Sports Club

Contact Gary Waddell for more info – [email protected] / 07941 123 278

 

We have a new group at Glenrothes Strollers, GLENROTHES (date/time of group tbc)

Contact Gary Waddell for more info – [email protected] / 07941 123 278

 

Various groups across West Dunbartonshire need volunteers:

Contact Liz Price for more info – [email protected] / 07794 793 032

 

We have a new group starting at NG Homes, Saracen Street, Glasgow (day/time of group tbc)

Contact Donna Mackey for more info – [email protected] / 07340 560306

 

Tuesdays (9.30 – 11.30am) STONEHOUSE at Linthaugh Gardens, Stonehouse

Contact Liz Price for more info – [email protected] / 07794 793 032 

Tuesdays (11am – 12.30pm) CASTLEMILK at Castlemilk Senior Centre

Contact Liz Price for more info – [email protected] / 07794 793 032 

 

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