Students from The University of Birmingham carried out research how to use deployment and retention to engage volunteers
The following research has been carried out by students from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Birmingham. Sport Birmingham support community organisations and sporting events across the city, with the recruitment, training and deployment of volunteers.
The aim of the research was to explore future strategies for engaging volunteers and identify opportunities for organisations, events and sectors to collaborate on deployment and retention.
The video below highlights the findings of the research. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 14:05 by Shaba Haque
Today's volunteer week theme focuses on nature and the outdoors, as such we are shining a light on all the volunteer groundsmen and women who work tirelessly to maintain sports and physical activity facilities in Birmingham. Volunteers like Bernie from Kings Heath Cricket Club give up their time to ensure others can enjoy being active. We dropped by to the clubs ground to hear from him about his experiences over the past 10 weeks and the motivations that have led him to being so heavily involved at the club. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:23 by Adam Warden
COVID-19 response and Informal Community Civic Action – How a Small Organisation Battles Through Lockdown & Still Reaches its Service Users.
Helen, Chief Exec at The Project, shares her organisations experience of adapting to the Covid19 epidemic and how new learning could change their delivery going forward. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:40 by Alice Trevallion
Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. During the coronavirus pandemic, many people are focusing on supporting volunteers to take on coronavirus-related volunteering roles to help communities cope with the many consequences of coronavirus. On day two of Volunteers' Week the theme is Health & well-being, in this q&a we catch up with our Community Projects Manager and Volunteering Alice who has been volunteering her time to support the community during lock-down. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:53 by Adam Warden
In the summer of 2019, April decided to get involved with Sport Birmingham's Make.A.Difference (M.A.D.), youth outreach programme as a volunteer. April was encouraged to lead a group of teenage volunteers who were spending their 6 weeks' summer holiday learning to coach and oversee the younger children attending the holiday sports camp. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 12:37 by Miss Amy Bird
M.A.D's first interaction with Renel, 22 years old from Acocks Green, was 10 months ago at Stockfield Park doing outreach work to get young people involved in the volunteer program with M.A.D and the Stockfield association. The M.A.D team already knew of Renel's hard work through his involvement with two of the programmes partners, FITCAP CIC and Oasis Hobmoor since 2018. Renel was already leading... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 May 2020 16:24 by Adam Warden
We find volunteers in all walks of life, some who always knew they wanted to take part, help and enable people and those who find they fall into a volunteer role through their own journey. Sam is one of those volunteers. A mum of four, Sam didn't plan to become a volunteer youth leader, but when Sport Birmingham's MAD project set up some activities in the local park, not only did they capture the local kids attention, the parents were interested too. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:48 by Alice Trevallion
With the days growing shorter and the nights growing longer we here at Sport Birmingham are looking back to the brighter days of 2019 and reflecting on the successes we have shared with others over the year.
Our Birmingham Inclusive Sports Festival (BISF) was not just one of those successes but rather two, being a bi-annual festival, with two activity event days held in June and September.
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Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:29 by Adam Warden