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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Active Schools Volunteers

Looking for a fun and exciting way to inspire the next generation? Help local children get active? Boost your confidence? Develop important life skills? Enhance your CV?

Active Schools are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help support existing activities or develop new ones to enhance the opportunities available to children throughout the City. Whether it’s football, netball, tennis, yoga, dance or multisport, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Opportunities are available before school, during lunchtime, after-school or in the evening. There is a Club out there for everyone! Most volunteers attend activities within their local area on a weekly basis and commitment is from as little as one hour a week.

Getting involved in an Active Schools Club will help get more children active and give them the opportunity to develop important life skills. Be it making friends, getting active, improving health and mental well-being or gaining self-esteem, the benefits of participating in sport is endless.

Aged 12-25? Boost your CV and prospects by joining the Saltire Awards. Gain certificates based on your volunteering and earn extra Young Scot award points for fantastic prizes.

Full support is provided to all volunteers.

For more details please contact us at email

Experience required

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about inspiring the next generation to get active. Volunteers come with a range of different skills and experiences, which will be supported and developed. Previous coaching experience and qualifications are welcome, however leadership programmes, qualifications and training opportunities will be provided.

Travel details

Most volunteers volunteer within their local school or area, however activities also run city wide.

Training details

Full support, induction and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. The induction process, includes:
• Meeting your local Active Schools Coordinator
• Becoming e member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme
• Completing a short online training course in Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and Child Protection

Taster available
Frequency & commitment
Flexible. Opportunities are available anytime Monday-Friday, before school, during lunchtime, after-school or in the evening. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

Volunteers (aged 12-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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