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Volunteering

Share your time, share your skills, share your energy

On the page below you will find a number of great opportunities to volunteer in the local area and in other communities in Norfolk with an active benefit too as well as a list of upcoming events looking for volunteers.

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do and it has many individual, community and organisational benefits;

  • Make new friends & meet new people
  • Gain more experience, confidence & learn new skills
  • Enhance your CV & improve your possible employment opportunities
  • Give something back - make a difference to an individual or community
  • Generally improve your physical & mental well being

If you are looking to get involved search our opportunities below.

Volunteering Training:

Active Norfolk will be running training across the year that volunteers can access;

Click here to find out what's coming up

Many organisations are county-wide, so if you don't find any opportunities in your postcode area, try a wider search and look for the opportunities that are at multiple sites across Norfolk or countywide.

Upcoming Event Volunteering Opportunities

Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 (18:00 - 21:00)

Norwich Family Golf Centre, Dunham Road, Easton, Norfolk, NR9 5GA

This three-hour workshop, developed with support from Uk Coaching, is designed for coaches, sport administrators, volunteers and front of house staff.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children - Easton

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

Norwich Family Golf Centre, Dunham Road, Easton, Norfolk, NR9 5GA

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career. Updated to include content on Anti-radicalisation and Vulnerable Children and Adults.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children - King's Lynn

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 (18:30 - 21:30)

Alive Leisure Lynnsport, Greenpark Avenue, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2NB

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career. Updated to include content on Anti-radicalisation and Vulnerable Children and Adults.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children - Dereham

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 (18:30 - 21:30)

Breckland District Council

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career. Updated to include content on Anti-radicalisation and Vulnerable Children and Adults.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children - Great Yarmouth

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 (18:30 - 21:30)

Great Yarmouth Library

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career. Updated to include content on Anti-radicalisation and Vulnerable Children and Adults.


Andy Oakley

Andy Oakley

Physical Activity Project Officer

I joined Active Norfolk in Autumn 2017 as a Physical Activity Project Officer in the Health Team with a focus on combatting inactivity and promoting health.

Coming from a 13 year background of Social Care I am keen to support, explore & develop the ideas on how sport & physical activity can be harnessed to bring about social change for communities and on a population level.

I manage the Active Volunteering page and am happy to discuss ideas with anyone looking to increase their physical activity levels through volunteering; Or any organisations looking for volunteers to help with a physically demanding role.

I also directly support the district of Great Yarmouth Borough Council as the East Locality worker, engaging with district officers and other key stakeholders within the Borough.

As well as heading up the liaison between Active Norfolk and the Social Prescribers across Norfolk.

While completing his Undergraduate degree in Northampton, I formed, coached & managed the Town's Men's Lacrosse team in 2002 which continues to run in the National league today.

In my spare time I participates in regular competitive runs throughout the year, while waiting to hear if I have a place in the upcoming London Marathon, as well as being a keen kayaker in all weather and in my downtime an excellent poker player.

Telephone
01603 731564
Ellen Vanlint

Ellen Vanlint

Sports Development Officer

I've been working for Active Norfolk since 2008. Previously I worked on the Big Lottery and Space for Sports and Arts scheme for Norfolk County Council.

In my current I role I am responsible for all a number of sports development programmes including; all things disability sport, volunteering, a number of under represented groups programmes including our 'This Girl Can in Norfolk' campaign and our BME development work. I enjoy my role as I get to work with a wide range of organisations including Schools, Clubs, Businesses, Charities, National Governing Bodies and many more. No 2 days are ever the same in this job!

I am also the lead Safeguarding Officer for Active Norfolk.

Outside of work I play hockey for North Norfolk Ladies HC as well as badminton and tennis. Travel is my other love and always enjoy planning the next trip away!

Telephone
01603 731 566