EDGE sports volunteering opportunities
We offer a range of sport-related volunteering opportunities for UWE Bristol staff and students through the EDGE Sports Volunteering Programme.
EDGE Social Sport Activator positions
UWE Sport are working in partnership with a number of National Governing Bodies (NGBs) in order to offer students an eight-month voluntary position at the University.
The positions provide the right candidate with essential skills, knowledge and experience to increase chances of employment upon graduation.
To apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports volunteer placements
Sports volunteer placements provide an excellent opportunity to develop your skills. Placements are available in a range of sports within the local area. You can commit to as many or as few sessions as you would like to, timings are flexible and will fit around your existing commitments.
Volunteer placements enables students who have received funding from the EDGE programme to 'pay back' their volunteer hours.
Bristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club (BPOSC) is a community-based swimming club. There are 60 swimmers in the learn to swim programme and 120 swimmers in the competitive squads. There are swimmers of all ages and abilities, ranging from non-swimmers right through to district level and masters swimmers. BPOSC compete in local leagues as well as county, district and open competitions.
The volunteering would involve helping out with the teaching or coaching and requires no experience, as there are fully qualified volunteers to provide support and guidance.
Students/staff who volunteer for six months would be able to gain 50% funding from BPOSC to attend an ASA level 1 swimming teaching/coaching course (with the other 50% funded through the EDGE programme).
Students/staff who volunteer with BPOSC for a year would be able to access full funding for an ASA level 1 swimming teaching or coaching course. Also, anyone that volunteers on a weekly basis would be able to swim with BPOSC for free.
Training times and locations
BPOSC are particularly interested in having volunteers at the Easton swimming sessions. However, please note we also have training at the sessions outlined below.
|Monday||Hengrove Leisure Centre||19:30–21:30|
|Tuesday||Easton Leisure Centre||19:00–22:00|
|Wednesday||St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School||18:30–21:10|
|Thursday||Easton Leisure Centre||19:00–22:00|
|Friday||Easton Leisure Centre||19:00–22:00|
Easton Leisure Centre
Hengrove Leisure Centre
Bristol Central Football Club
Bristol Central Football Club are looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist in the delivery of football sessions. Support will be provided by the team of qualified coaches.
Where: Rose Green (65 Gordon Rd, Avon, Bristol, BS5 7DR), City Academy Russell Town Avenue, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9JH from Mid October.
09:00 - 10:00 U6/7s, U8, U9, U10, U11
10:00 - 11:30 U11, U12, U13, U16s
11:30 - 13:00 U12, U13, U14, U15s
13:00 - 14:30 U14, U15 & U18s
To get involved please e-mail email@example.com
For all listed opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paid coaching opportunities
We have a range of paid opportunities, email email@example.com
Read our EDGE testimonials and find out what previous staff and students think of the programme.