Volunteers have and always will play a part in the development and delivery of triathlon. There are at least 24,000 volunteers in our sport, all rallying together to enrich people’s lives. Between them, they dedicate millions of hours each year to the sport, whether it’s volunteering at their local club, regional committee or one of the many thousand events that take place in Great Britain.
We are delighted to share our top tips and reasons for volunteering in triathlon.
1. Why? Volunteering can help you gain confidence, make a difference, meet new people, be part of a community, learn new skills and take on a new challenge.
2. Volunteer at an event – there are roles for volunteers at almost all events, from local competitions to major events including the World Triathlon Series Leeds and through the Triathlon Trust (the official charity of British Triathlon). It’s great fun too!
3. Look online – if you’re not part of a club, search for your nearest one online and get in touch to see if you can help. Their need for volunteers may not be immediately obvious from their website, but you could be exactly what they’re looking for.
4. Training and CPD - there are many training opportunities for volunteers which can help to ensure a meaningful and worthwhile experince in triathlon. These opportunities include activator courses, workshops and e-learning.
5. Want to help but not sure how? Learn more about how you can get into volunteering online and email with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many volunteering roles available in triathlon and throughout Volunteers Week we have been profiling the people that volunteer in these roles. Please have a look