During the Introductory Day, YV’s will complete:
- An Introduction into Volunteering and Coaching in Aquatic Sport
- Young Aquatic Helper
- Keeping Safe in Sport – Safeguarding for Young Volunteers (13+) Qualifications
The 2020 Award has been affected by the Coronavirus pandamic but, hopefully, the Award will be offered again in 2021.
During the Introduction Day, all attendees will be presented with a Workbook to evidence their progression as they complete their Young Volunteer Award, along with a T-Shirt which YV’s are expected to wear during all practical sessions. YV’s are required to complete an officiating qualification of their choice (where possible), choosing from the courses listed within their workbook. Altrincham Swimming Club will support the YV’s by ensuring they are given the opportunity to successfully complete the qualification(s) they choose within the 12 month time frame. (YV’s will only be expected to achieve one of the qualifications/experiences listed, however should they wish to achieve more than one they are encouraged to do so).
As part of the Young Volunteer Award, YV’s are required to complete 4 separate shadowing sessions with a Coach and 3 separate shadowing sessions with a Committee member or Official.
Shortly after the Introduction Day, YV’s will receive an email which will include links to online work, which, once completed should be clearly marked off in their workbooks.
Upon completion of their workbook, YV’s must return all work to the Swim England North West Regional Office via post where the final evidence tables for completed online work (Unit’s 3 and 5) can be signed off accordingly by our office staff. Additional pages of evidence tables can be found at the rear of the workbook allowing YV’s to continue building evidence towards their DofE Award. Once the workbook has been approved by Swim England North West, it will be returned to the YV through the post as evidence of their volunteering work, along with any required certificates and copies of the online work they have submitted.
YV’s must ensure they advise Altrincham Swimming Club when they register onto the Young Volunteer Award in order to assist with the organisation of shadowing sessions and volunteering course(s) they wish to pursue.
YV’s will have 12 months from the date of their Introductory Day to complete the workbook and any online activities.