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The Swim England North West (SENW) Young Volunteer Award (YVA) is designed to provide young people, between the ages of 14 and 17 the opportunity to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to prepare them as Volunteers within Aquatic Sport. The Award has been designed to suit young people from any Aquatic Discipline, (Swimming, Water Polo, Artistic Swimming and Diving).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the YVA has now been adapted to an online format.
Young Volunteers (YV) must be available to attend the following 2 dates and will then have 12 months from the final session to complete the course (the course must be completed prior to the YV’s 18th Birthday). Failure to attend both workshops, will mean that the Young Volunteer Award will be unable to be completed.
The Award aims to:
The YVA is comprised of a number of workshops and modules:
SENW have been approved by The DofE as a ‘(DofE) Centre’ which means that as an organisation we are able to offer the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections of the DofE Awards. Any person wishing to complete their DofE Awards will need to find another ‘(DofE) Centre’ that can offer the Expedition Section of their Award.
Many students are fortunate enough to be able to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award through their Secondary School, however others may not be in such a fortunate position. Please contact SENW Regional Office for further information about completing your DofE through ourselves (please note this is only available to anyone completing their Young Volunteer Award) firstname.lastname@example.org
Course requirements are:
The award will use Google Classrooms – please ensure your email is linked to a Google Account to access this.
Anyone wishing to complete their Young Volunteer Award must ensure their club is aware before registering, this is to ensure sure they are able to support the athletes through the 12 months.
Dates for the Online Workshops
Monday 30th January 2023: (17:30-20:30)
Monday 6th February 2023: (17:30-19:30)
By signing up to this Young Volunteer Award, parents are giving consent for their child to be on zoom sessions and also provide evidence via Google Classrooms.
To secure your place on the online workshops, please complete the information required below and make payment.
The closing date for this event is 9am Thursday 5th January 2023, or once the course is full.