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Leadership & Volunteering

The County Durham Young Volunteer Programme aims to provide all young people aged 12-25 with the chance to access a wide range of opportunities, along with support and guidance through both personal and professional development to increase confidence, knowledge, employability and personal skills. The programme offers a wide range of opportunities and training which allows each young person to create their own unique volunteering experience, based on their skills, interests and passion.

The programme has 5 different strands:

Primary Young Leaders

Working with Primary Schools, this programme provides pupils in year 5 & 6 with the knowledge and confidence to support level 2 multi-sport events. Schools will be recognised for their contribution to leadership through awards (bronze, silver and gold).

Local Young Volunteer Programme

Targeted at Secondary School pupils (aged 12-19), this programme is delivered through local School Games Organisers (SGOs) who will provide training and support to deliver level 2 events, including level 2 School Games events. Young volunteers can gain rewards, recognition and qualifications.

County Young Volunteer Programme

This programme is aimed at young volunteers aged 16-19 who are interested in progressing further in volunteering. The programme will consist of a Young Volunteer conference, where young volunteers who have achieved 50+ hours of volunteering will be invited. The conference will consist of a variety of workshops and training.

Young Adult Volunteer Programme

This programme is designed for adult volunteers aged 20-25 who are interested in volunteering. The programme will help identify and signpost opportunities to volunteer.

Additional Opportunities

Working with local partners, organisations and clubs we will identify further volunteering opportunities within the community and job opportunities, including apprenticeships.

For more information or to get involved please contact us on: hello@countydurhamsport.com

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