Become a Volunteer
You don’t have to be a basketball expert in order to volunteer in basketball. Whatever your motivation and reasons, whatever your commitment level, you are/will be most valued and one of 5.2 million adults in England who is engaged in sport volunteering! Without this involvement, basketball wouldn’t be able to survive.
If you are thinking of volunteering, do ask for a role that fits with your time, needs and aspirations – perhaps you can team up with someone else to carry out a specific task? Perhaps you will need some training or mentoring or a formal accreditation or some friendly guidance – do ask.
If you are an existing volunteer and feel like you are doing too much or would like a change and would like to do something different, be sure to ask for help – perhaps you can mentor someone new who can carry out some of your duties/tasks? It is likely to be better that you continue to help and you do something that fits with your needs and desires than you leave the club altogether because it is too much or you no longer enjoy it.
All teams need coaches, referees and officials, to find out more about becoming a coach or an official, go to our Basketball England's coaches and officials section.
Benefits of Volunteering
The benefits of volunteering mean different things to different people; here are some:
• Increase your confidence
• Meet new people and making new friends
• Improve organisational skills
• Boost your CV
• Give something back
• Do something different to the day job
• Improve career options and opportunities
• Opportunity to gain experience in a number of different roles
• Develope transferable skills and knowledge
• Take on new challenges in a safe environment
• Opportunities to move outside your comfort zone
• Be more active and improving your health and wellbeing
• Have some fun!
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