Volunteers’ Week 2022

As we approach Volunteers’ Week 2022, the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) would like to take the chance to thank the volunteers that play such a large part in the sport and leisure sector as well as in wider society!

This celebration of the wonderful contribution that volunteers make to our communities takes place from the 1st to the 7th of June every year and is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together run hundreds of activities across the UK. These activities highlight the impact that volunteering makes in our communities.

Volunteering has of course notably played a vital role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic throughout all sectors. This week gives an opportunity to show our gratitude to those that took the time to make an invaluable contribution to help those around them – just as they do every year.

This year marks the 38th annual Volunteers’ Week which takes place in the #MonthOfCommunity, bringing together organisations with a range of events in order to encourage us all to think about and join in with activities happening in our local communities.

You can find details about this year’s #VolunteersWeek and the central themes running throughout each day by visiting the Volunteers’ Week website.

DBS Checking Service for Volunteers

As part of our commitment to ensuring the sport and leisure sector is a safe and enjoyable place for everyone who participates, the WSA provides a uniquely bilingual and hugely cost-effect DBS checking service available to all – WSA member or not. Our system is also completely digital, easing the administrative toll for all and making the process infinitely more efficient!

You can find details about the necessary processes and requirements for volunteers – whether working in leisure activities or sport-coaching – by visiting the WSA’s dedicated DBS Checking Service page.

If you are not currently signed up to the WSA DBS checking service, check out the Vibrant Nation website to complete a non-obligation pre-registration application and a member of the team will be in touch.

You can also find a wealth of resources relating to the crucial issue of safeguarding on our dedicated page.

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