Sported (Scottish Borders)

Charity registered in Scotland SC043161

Sported is a leading ‘Sport for Change’ charity, helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We pair volunteers with skills from the business sector (strategy planning, fundraising, PR & Marketing, finance, governance and evaluation & impact) with our member community clubs to support them in becoming more effective and sustainable.

Current opportunity

You'll use your professional skills to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport. Roles are flexible and work around your schedule. We share opportunities relevant to you. Most of our volunteering support is delivered digitally, so easier to start supporting our members. We know representation matters, which is why we want our volunteers to reflect the diversity of the community groups we work with. We are actively encouraging applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds and other minoritised groups to apply as we are currently under-represented in this space. You will get to meet the inspirational faces of community groups across the UK and immerse yourself in their work; use your existing skills in a rewarding fashion whilst developing new ones; guide members to become more inclusive; network with other like-minded individuals helping grassroots sports groups survive; and so much more. Our volunteers say that making a positive difference to our members is what they most enjoy about volunteering at Sported. Skills/Experience Required: Our volunteers have 3 or more years’ professional and/or lived experience in any of the below core support topics: Evaluation and Impact Facilities Financial Management Fundraising & Income Generation Governance Inclusion Leadership Coaching Marketing/PR Planning (Business / Strategic) Project Planning Sports Development Volunteer & Staff Management Women and Girls Other skills or lived experience that might be applicable