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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, Synchronised Swimming and Diving).
Due to the current pandemic, the YVA has now been moved to an online format.
Young Volunteers (YV) must be available to attend the following 3 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 all 3 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 recognised 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 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 via their Secondary School, however others may not be in a position to take part due to their school not participating. There is a way you can still take part in this exciting opportunity, please contact SENW Regional Office for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
Course requirements are:
Dates for the Online Workshops
Sunday 29th November: 10am-11am
Sunday 6th December: 10am-12pm
Sunday 13th December: 10am-12pm
The award will use Google Classrooms – please ensure you have a gmail email address to access this.
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 Wednesday 25th November , or once the course is full.