IMPACT inclusive volunteering project
Getting more disabled people volunteering in sport
In 2016/17 Derbyshire Sport worked with local organisations, including sports clubs, voluntary services and schools in order to try and get more disabled people volunteering in sport.
Training and recruitment took place throughout the project to help create a welcoming environment for volunteers. The project saw 33 volunteers recruited and 24 deployed into placements; over 100 people book onto a free training course.
Inclusive Volunteer Month
A volunteer recruitment campaign took place within 'Inclusive Volunteer Month' in June to encourage disabled people to volunteer.
Our IMPACT Ambassador, Matthew Dalley put together the video below that explains his story of volunteering and why he encourages to get involved themselves. Matthew is 22 and a Para-Equestrian rider who has gained many benefits from his own volunteering experience at his riding club where he started helping in the yard and now runs the club's social media and website.
Derbyshire para-rider urges disabled volunteers to join in with IMPACT project
Disabled volunteer Matt Dalley explains why helping out at his club, Scropton Riding for the Disabled Association, has been so rewarding - and how he hopes his story will inspire others to volunteer through the new IMPACT project during June's Inclusive Volunteer Month.
Training for clubs and organisations
Adapted Physical Activity course at Greenbank Leisure Centre in Swadlincote.
Throughout the IMPACT project a range of courses and workshops were coordinated for clubs and volunteers to attend. These included:
- Effective Volunteer Management: a practical guide to working with volunteers with disabilities
- How to coach disabled people in sport
- Inclusive coaching: disability
- Effective communication: coaching deaf people in sport
- Inclusive communications
- Adapted Physical Activity
- Autism, Sport and Physical Activity
Inclusive volunteering helping young leaders
How inclusive sport volunteers can make a difference in Derbyshire
Wheelchair basketball one of several sports keen to recruit more help through the IMPACT project during June's Inclusive Volunteering month.
How the IMPACT project has helped clubs
Read about how the IMPACT project helped Belper Hammers Volleyball Club to assess how they manage volunteers and what considerations there are for engaging with volunteers with a disability.
How to get involved in volunteering
If you are interested in finding out about volunteering opportunities, visit our volunteering search, click here.
If you would like to talk to someone about what support is offer to become a volunteer then please contact your local volunteer centre:
- Amber Valley CVS - firstname.lastname@example.org or 01773 512076
- Bolsover CVP - email@example.com or 01623 749730
- Chesterfield Volunteer Centre - firstname.lastname@example.org or 01246 276777
- Erewash Voluntary Action -email@example.com or 0115 946 6740
- Peaks and Dales Volunteer Centre - firstname.lastname@example.org or 01298 23970 (Buxton) or 01335 348602 (Ashbourne)
- South Derbyshire CVS - email@example.com or 01283 219 761