3 Feb 2016

Inclusive Futures Regional Sport Camp promoting enrichment, wellbeing, participation, inspiration and volunteering

WCVA was delighted to be involved with the inspirational Inclusive Futures Regional event at Llandarcy Sport Academy that welcomed 120 pupils from Special Teaching Facilities (STF) across Swansea and South Powys. This event wouldn't have been possible without the amazing team of around 50 event volunteers and the support they receive enables us to continue to breakdown barriers to sports volunteering so that young people with and without disabilities can enjoy the benefits of volunteering together.

 

This event was part of the Volunteering Spirit Wales project where we've been specifically looking at ways to improve volunteer management at events as well as working on enabling volunteers to recognise and articulate skills they've developed through their volunteering to enhance their employability opportunities in the future.

 

Nia Ramage, Event Volunteering Co-ordinator said "the event was an incredible opportunity for pupils to experience different inclusive sporting activities, listen to several elite athletes who talked about their journeys in sport as well as being inspired by the volunteering journey of the three of the Inclusive Futures team members. Our work with Disability Sport Wales is specifically around inclusion to capture the experience of young volunteers with and without disabilities and we're looking forward to sharing our learning across the sector."

 

Read an article about the event here.

 

Volunteering Spirit Wales is a 2 year project funded by Spirit of 2012 which aims to improve the quality of volunteer involvement in public events. It will focus on different aspects of volunteer management through six pilot studies undertaken with partner organisations and involving six different events around Wales.

 

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For more information please get in touch with Nia Ramage: nramage@wcva.org.uk

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