Morning grovers, apologies for the slightly inflammatory headline… it’s for a good cause!
The good guys over at ‘Make the team’ have been in touch with LG about their Charity and what they’re hoping to achieve. It’s a volunteer scheme that hopes to get people involved in football related community projects up and down the country. If you’re unemployed at the moment it’s a great platform to bolster your C.V and I know from speaking to people who work around charities that good deeds like the ones on offer below do lead onto other opportunities.
So if you’d be so kind, please read on and sign up.
Oh… and just so you know, Kieran Gibbs is helping with the campaign!
‘Make the Team’ is organised by v, the National Young Volunteers Service, which helps 16-25 year olds to volunteer and gain recognition for what they do through the vinspired awards scheme. vinspired.com attracts over 90,000 visits per month and has provided over 900,000 new youth volunteering opportunities across England.
v’s new national campaign, ‘Make the Team’, hopes to harness the passion and enthusiasm that young people have for football and their favourite club to encourage young football fans to volunteer in their local community.
Sky Sports commentators Martin Taylor, Andy Gray and Chris Kamara are helping the project, along with footballers Kieran Gibbs, Stuart Pearce and David Seaman, and the campaign is being advertised on radio stations such as Galaxy, Choice, Capital and XFM and in publications such as FHM, 442 and Metro.
(Chris Kamara can be seen promoting the campaign at here)
In addition to helping communities volunteers will also benefit from the work they do. There are a wide range of opportunities covering a broad spectrum of interests and any work completed can help to develop their skills and enhance their CV. In some cases volunteering may also lead to other opportunities – such as the chance to complete the FA level 1 coaching badge – and new opportunities are being added all the time.
Examples of volunteering opportunities include:
• Coaching young children
• Stewarding at local matches
• Helping to run football groups for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems
• Delivering footballs to children in Africa
• Promoting ‘Make the Team’ online
(The full list of opportunities can be found at vinspired opportunities)
Volunteers will also be entered into a draw and given the chance to win tickets to see Premier League clubs. Details of how they can do this are given below.
How can you help?
1. Go to vinspired
2. Sign up (it’s free)
3. Click here, select ‘click here’ and then ‘I’d like to do this’
4. Select your favourite Premier League club and state male/female
5. Volunteer for one of the opportunities on offer
6. Upload a photo of yourself volunteering for the chance to win tickets to see Premier League clubs
Sign up to do good deeds… and win Premier League tickets?
It’s a flipping no brainer!
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