Can you INSPIRE A Generation? – Volunteer for sport

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Volunteer for Sport (VFS) is an award winning volunteer programme open to all Robert Gordon University students.

At a recent Scottish Student Sport awards dinner, VFS was ranked as one of the top sporting volunteer programmes in Scotland in both Further and Higher education. This was a fantastic result for a programme just starting out. With an additional 3 new coaching pathways in place, VFS is going from strength to strength and wants you to join us and be part of this exciting time in 2015 - 2016.

Some of the highlights from last year's programme include: 

  • VFS volunteers working with the Scottish Rugby team
  • VFS volunteers helping out a number of world class athletes with their S&C training
  • VFS students volunteering at events such as “Glasgow 2014”, “The Golden Games” and Glasgow 2014’s “LEAD 2014” programme
  • Contributing to over 1000 hours of sports provision for the local Aberdeen community ranging from Primary school children all the way up to volunteering in adult community sports clubs

There is a high interest in becoming involved in sport and being part of an exciting legacy. At RGU SPORT you have the opportunity to be part of it. We can assist you in changing people’s lives for the better and help inspire a whole new generation of children and young athletes.

Either way VFS can benefit both yourself and others. It’s an exciting programme that offers you opportunities to gain extensive qualifications and further your skills and knowledge base.

One of the major advantages of the VFS programme is that you will be placed on a progressive coaching pathway that will see you develop from a basic coaching certificate all the way up to becoming an established and qualified UKCC Level 2 coach. You will also become First Aid qualified and trained in Child protection. You will get a free PVG check and the option of other related workshops like SportScotland’s “Positive Coaching Scotland” programme. Every hour you are involved with the VFS programme can be put towards a Saltire award. There really are a lot of reasons to get involved with RGU SPORT’S VFS programme. VFS even pay for your transport to and from your Aberdeen home and Coaching venue.

VFS recognises the demand’s and needs of both students and sports coaches. We have developed the VFS programme to make everything free of charge and as straight forward as possible. 

For the Academic year 2015/16 the following coaching pathways will be in place:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Curling
  • Indoor Climbing
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing 
  • Rugby
  • Strength and Conditioning Internship
  • Tennis

Volunteer for Sport - Online Application

Applications to be considered for VFS must be submitted before Monday 12 October 2015.

For more information on how to get involved with the VFS programme contact the VFS Co-ordinator Mark Williams on the options below:

Telephone: 01224 263666