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Renfrewshire Leisure Sport and Health Services: Active Schools Volunteer

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Active Schools Volunteer

Ongoing opportunity


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What is the role?

Who are they?

What can I gain?


When can I volunteer?

Any requirements?



As an Active Schools Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work with our Active Schools Coordinators and Sport Coaches on a variety of programmes including school sport, community sport, leadership, community sport hubs and additional support needs. We are also keen to hear from students who have skills in other areas such as photography, videography, social media and marketing.


At Renfrewshire Leisure, we pride ourselves in facilitating fun, safe sport and physical activities. Our sessions are run in adherence with all health and safety procedures, covid guidance and sport specific guidance (dependant on sport / activity). As a volunteer you will be required to complete a PVG disclosure and attend a Child Protection Workshop.


Volunteering with our Active Schools team is a great way to develop your communication, teamwork and organisation skills along with a variety of other skills for work and life. You will be supported throughout your journey with us by our Active Schools Coordinators and Sport Coaches to ensure that your volunteering experience is enjoyable and meaningful.


One of events may be an opportunity too. If you cannot commit to something but still want to get involved, please let us know. In normal times we have a calendar full of events and competitions and would welcome your support to make it all happen!




In order to build a strong pathway in sport a strong foundation is needed. The Renfrewshire Leisure Sport Services team provides opportunities for all children and young people to participate in a wide and varied sport and physical activity programmes throughout the year. For P1-3 children, there is a focus on activities that help develop movement skills, coordination and team work such as dance clubs, play clubs and early year’s football.


For P4-7 children have the opportunity to take part in a strong sport based programme including hockey, rugby, tennis, badminton, athletics, netball, cricket, girls football and basketball. Children and Young People have the opportunity to take part in a 4-6 week block of coaching in several of these sports and activities over the academic year. Sessions take place before school, at lunchtime and after school.


For secondary school pupils, there is an extensive School Sport Events Programme offering events across a range of sports. These events focus on interschool competition and bring together all 11 secondary schools at one venue. This School Sport Events Programme supports the extracurricular school based sports programme. It aims to complement and develop curricular and extracurricular activities as well as widening opportunities for students to take part in sport and physical activity.


For children and young people with additional support needs there is a programme of school based and Renfrewshire wide opportunities. All pupils have the opportunity to participate in various sports and activity within their school. In addition there is a strong local, regional and national sports specific programme for children with physical disabilities taking place throughout the year.



We would encourage you to register with Saltire Scotland so that you can record and be rewarded for your volunteering commitments. We would also encourage you to engage with our training and CPD opportunities as and when they become available. Training may include but is not limited to:

  1. Basic sport and physical activity delivery and planning
  2. Sport specific workshops / courses
  3. Outdoor Education



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We are looking for people who are / have:


  • Committed
  • Organised
  • Good Communicator
  • Team player
  • Experience working with Children and Young People (not essential)
  • Enthusiastic
  • Resilient
  • Value and promote equality and diversity



Volunteer induction pack:

  1. PVG
  2. Child Protection Workshop
  3. Renfrewshire Leisure Volunteering training