Volunteering and Leadership Pathways

YST Volunteering and Leadership pathways
Providing and promoting inclusive pathways for young people to develop as volunteers in school and community sport.
Volunteering in the School Games

The School Games provides numerous opportunities for young people to try a variety of volunteer and workforce roles. Further information on everything listed below can be found on the School Games website.

School Sport Organising Crews and Committees (SSOC)

All schools are encouraged to develop an SSOC to support and influence their intra school provision.  An SSOC is a diverse group of young people who join together to be a voice for their peers on what the school’s competition offer should include and to support the planning and delivery of competitions. 

Leadership Academies

Each SGO area is encouraged to develop a Leadership Academy which should:

  • Be fully inclusive
  • Provide mentoring support to young leaders individually and in a group
  • Celebrate, profile and reward the contribution young leaders make to school and community sport
  • Provide opportunities for young people to develop their leadership skills, such as communication and teamwork, and to learn from their peers
  • Signpost/deliver appropriate qualifications and awards to support volunteering, including basic training in coaching, officiating and team management
  • Prepare and support them to undertake placements and volunteer experiences.

NGBs of Sport

The Youth Sport Trust has worked with 42 National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport to make clear the training pathway for young people. This document will help individuals responsible for organising clubs and competitions identify appropriate training opportunities for young people to develop in workforce specific roles.

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For further information, please contact:

Izzy Perry
Project Officer – Sport
01509 226315