November 14, 2020

Archery needs more volunteers - could you lend a hand?

Newark Castle Archers' Mandie Elson shares her reasons for volunteering in the sport.

Mandie said: "The main reason I volunteer to chair Newark Castle Archers is to improve and move the club forward, and to create avenues for archery to be delivered into the local community of Newark.

"I love meeting all kinds of people from all backgrounds and having fun with them with archery. To see someone's face light up when they shoot an arrow is brilliant and for some people, you know that it's so important to them as it's a time of freedom from their day to day life. I love sharing my passion and enthusiasm for the sport and every person who comes through is greeted with a warm smile.

"My time so far as a volunteer has created friendships, allowed me to meet some really poorly children and get them shooting, improved others' wellbeing through being part of our archery family, and helped me build our junior section. Our juniors are all amazing personalities and have been a lifesaver during lockdown for so many of our club members, me included.

"I also like finding funding to help the club. The process is a bit of a minefield, but I think I've cracked it now!”

[caption id="attachment_24229" align="alignnone" width="223"] Mandie Elson (pictured right) with Sherwood Archers' Jodiee Cole[/caption]

Ready to volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering in archery, please complete this volunteer survey, so we can find out more information about you and the volunteer roles you are interested in. We will then use this information to help signpost you to appropriate training and match your volunteering interests to available opportunities.

Does your club need volunteers?

If you run a club and need more volunteers, please complete this club survey so we can help match available volunteers to roles you need filling within your club.

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