Sign up to help out with Hertfordshire volunteering scheme

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Enthusiastic helpers are being encouraged to get involved in a new sports volunteer scheme which has been launched across Herfordshire.

Volunteers are the life blood of grassroots sport in the UK – they have a positive effect on our lives as children, adults, parents and grandparents.

They teach us how to swim, ride a bike, keep us safe at sports clubs and manage our football teams. Unfortunately today, seven out of 10 local sports clubs say they need more volunteers.

That’s where Join In Hertfordshire comes in; as the scheme aims to match people to fun, interesting and rewarding volunteering opportunities at clubs and sporting events.

Join In Hertfordshire is a partnership between Join In – the London Olympic and Paralympic legacy charity – and the Herts Sport Partnership.

Launched in July, the organisers of Join In Hertfordshire have selected two Join In co-ordinators, with Gemma Roake taking control of the west of the county and Debbie Allery co-ordinating the eastern half of Hertfordshire.

Together, they will be recruiting 20 new volunteers in each of the 10 districts in Hertfordshire, creating an extra 200 enthusiastic volunteers for local sports clubs and events.

As well as promoting local volunteering opportunities, Join In has also become the go-to organisation for recruiting sports volunteers at a national level.

From Sport Relief to the Tour de France, Join In volunteers receive exclusive opportunities to help out at some of the world’s highest profile sporting events. Today, more than 130,000 people are joining in and the numbers are growing every week.

Eddie Izzard, Join In patron, said: “Even a bit of help could make a huge difference to a community sports club near you. It’s always the little things that build the really big things in sport.

For further information, contact or sign up online at