Ahead of Volunteers' Week (1-7 June 2021), Archery GB is encouraging clubs to consider the contribution of their volunteers throughout the pandemic.
So many volunteers in our sport have endeavoured to help others despite facing challenges of their own. This year, more than ever, we want to address the contribution that each and every volunteer has made and continues to make. Even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference to someone's experience in the sport - from picking up the phone to support a fellow archer during lockdown or organising virtual club socials, to helping a disabled person continue with their training or helping the club get ready for the summer season. Every minute is time well spent.
We share a common purpose through volunteering in archery - to improve our shared experience which in turn gives a sense of wellbeing. If you already volunteer in the sport, please spread the word to friends and family and encourage others to join us in rebuilding archery. Check out our volunteering page here for more information about finding a role that's right for you.
Clubs - celebrate your volunteers!
These are some ideas that your club could implement to support Volunteers' Week and show appreciation for your amazing volunteers!
Other ways to say thanks
Don't forget to nominate a Volunteer of the Year and Young Volunteer of the Year in Archery GB's Awards 2021 - nominations are open until 31 July. Find out more on our dedicated awards page here.
Are you an archery volunteer? Please complete our survey, below, which will be used to showcase the roles filled by our different volunteers, highlighting how they got into volunteering and why they enjoy it. This will give us a better understanding of our volunteering community. Why do you Volunteer Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk)