you CAN VOLUNTEER
This is your chance to apply to become one of the Gymnastics specific volunteers required for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year. The Games will be Scotland’s biggest ever sporting and cultural event and our volunteer programme is an amazing opportunity for people to join in and be the Games!
We are looking for the friendliest, happiest Gymnastics fans within Scotland.
We require people with gymnastics knowledge to help make these gamesthe best ever. Not all roles will be glamorous, but who knows, you might be the lucky person who shows your hero into the Hydro.
Please read the attached document to find out more about what the Gymnastic specific volunteering roles will be. Volunteer Role Template
If you have read this document and feel you have got what it takes you MUST Email firstname.lastname@example.org
When you Email email@example.com you will receive your personal code, this code is a unique identifier and must be entered when you fill out your application to volunteer. This code will ensure you will be classed as having gymnastics specific knowledge at the selection stage.
REMEMBER To receive your code needed for your application you must Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLY NOW AND BE PART OF GYMNASTICS 2014!
Please Note: Entering your code will NOT guarantee you a place to volunteer at Glasgow 2014. The code is a unique identifier, designed to help Glasgow 2014 quickly recognise applicants with particular skills. Scottish Gymnastics is not involved in the selection process for Gymnastics specific volunteers.
Please click on this link to get further information on a Glasgow 2014 volunteering opportunity.
CLICK HERE to download the Summer 2012 Scottish Gymnastics Volunteering Newsletter
CLICK HERE to download the Scottish Gymnastics Volunteer registration form.
Volunteers in Gymnastics
Volunteers keep gymnastics clubs and the competition structure running. Volunteers typically donate their time because they have a love of the sport or they have a child involved in the sport. Any good recruiter knows that when recruiting volunteers they must be made to feel valued from the outset. It is essential to emphasise the benefits for them rather than the needs of the club so that they don’t feel as though they are being recruited to fill a position no one else wanted and to ensure that the volunteer continues to feel valued, it is also essential to provide ongoing support.
Scottish Gymnastics provides a number of training courses for our club-based volunteers. Training is provided for the volunteer Child Protection Co-ordinators all clubs are required to have under the SGA Child Protection Policy. This training is ongoing and updated annually.
The SGA is committed to supporting a sustainable volunteer network and a volunteer strategy has been written to underpin this. Our aim is to foster volunteering among people aged 15-25 to keep them involved in the sport and to recruit greater numbers of men and members of ethnic minorities into volunteer positions within our clubs. A recognition and reward programme that celebrates the contribution of our volunteers to the sport will be created.
What does this role involve?
Either judging performances or providing assistance to the judging panels
Selling tickets and SGA merchandise. Welcoming spectators
Providing refreshments for guests, welcoming VIPs
Driving participants and officials from airports to hotels and from hotels to venue
Assisting spectators with directions/Event support
Assisting SGA office with all aspects of event preparation and media assistance
Meet and greet players and officials/assist with queries at hotels, venue, ceremonials and functions
Event physio’s required
Setting up management of apparatus prior to and during event
Prepare venue prior to event and assist in clearing afterwards
Foreign language speakers required for some foreign teams
Helpers to assist with Press/Media
Overall supervisor of an event ensuring the schedule is adhered to and that all safety issues are dealt with.
Introducing performances, making announcements, ensuring the continuity of the event from the audience perspective.
Plays correct music for each performance, monitors volume level in arena, Ensures that music equipment is operating correctly