Our sporting Recognition Partners – watch, play or become a sports volunteer
Exercise is a great way to keep fit, but also to support excellent mental wellbeing within our communities. Watching sport can offer similar benefits. Experiencing a game with a whole stadium of fans, a treat to look forward to or an escape into another world for an afternoon can provide a sense of belonging which helps to reduce the risk of depression and loneliness – even if you’re on the losing side!
Sports organisations and venues play a key role in our Tempo Recognition Network and we’re proud to offer a wide range of opportunities for our volunteers to watch, visit and play.
Wales, a great sporting nation
Being based in Wales, home to a very proud rugby nation, we are delighted to offer our volunteers the fantastic opportunity to enjoy tickets to watch the Scarlets, the Dragons and new into our network, Cardiff Rugby.
Our corporate partnerships with these premier clubs build on the excellent work that they do within their local communities and allow our volunteers the opportunity to start the young ones on the road to the Millennium Stadium by supporting the Welsh national team!
We don’t just cover rugby though. New to Tempo this spring is Glamorgan Cricket Club who have not only offered volunteers tours of their Sophia Gardens Stadium but also tickets to their Vitality Blast matches throughout June.
Start them young
Our children learn so much from playing sports. It’s not just the discipline of the activity and the teamwork. Sport can play a big part in self-esteem, building confidence and developing the ability to deal with winning and losing in equal measures.
Our long and successful long partnership with Cornwall Cricket Club does just this, offering children’s softball and hardball holiday clubs from their bases at Callington, Lanhydrock, Redruth and Truro.
We also partner with the Plymouth Argyle Community Trust who run soccer schools for children aged 5-15 of all genders and abilities. These take place in a number of different venues including Penrice Academy in St Austell and Carn Brea Leisure Centre in Pool, Redruth.
Both these holiday clubs are part of a wider community sports programs and allow children to develop their skills in the school holidays whilst providing parents the opportunity to work or to simply get them off their games consoles for an afternoon!
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop new skills or add to your work experience. Tempo’s charity network has a number of ways for you to embrace your love of sport and support your local community.
Our current opportunities include:
Peterborough United Foundation have delivered a variety of projects across key themes of sports participation, social inclusion/ community cohesion, health and education. They are looking for help with their events and operations.
Welsh Athletics have a fantastic opportunity to support their senior outdoor track and field championships on 11th & 12th June. Roles include registration, medal presentations and supporting their social media presence. Your chance to meet the stars of the future!
Inspire Youth Zone in Chorley work with children and young people between the ages of 8 and 19 offering a range of activities: sports, arts, dance as well as informal youth work. They are currently looking for support in their reception and cafe alongside assistance with their outreach programs.
These are just a few of the wide range of volunteering projects that Tempo supports nationwide. You can browse all our opportunities on our website.
If you are a sports club looking for volunteers to support your community work or wish to reward your local volunteers for the invaluable work with tickets and tours you can learn how to get involved on our dedicated webpages.