A #BigThankYou to Cerebral Palsy Sport volunteers

The #BigThankYou is back – an annual celebration in December of the hundreds and thousands of volunteers who make sport and recreation happen up and down the country.

The campaign, led by BBC Get Inspired and The Sport and Recreation Alliance , showcases the enormous contribution of our 5.6 million sport volunteers to their local communities and all they do in helping build an active nation.

Volunteering at Cerebral Palsy Sport can cover many different activities from being a sporting official to a trustee on the board, from educating to fundraising and we want volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience.

Our volunteers range from trustees to photographers, fundraisers to event officials. We simply could not do what we do without our fantastic volunteers.

We’ll be sharing our #BigThankYou messages on Sunday 15th December.

Find out more about volunteering with Cerebral Palsy Sport here

Take a look at our series ‘My Volunteering Story’ here

International Volunteer Day 2019

International Volunteer Day (IVD), is an opportunity to promote volunteering globally.

This year, on 5th December 2019, the UN Volunteers are marking #IVD2019 with the theme “Volunteer for an inclusive future“, focusing on the pursuit of equality – including inclusion – through volunteerism.

Volunteering provides opportunities for people, particularly those often excluded, to concretely impact their own lives and play a constructive role in their communities by volunteering their time and skills. Through volunteerism, communities around the world often experience strengthened solidarity and inclusion. 

Volunteering is essential to allow us to do what we do at Cerebral Palsy Sport and can cover many different activities from being a sporting official to a trustee on the board, from educating to fundraising and we want volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience and we are committed to supporting you throughout your time with us.

Find out more about volunteering with Cerebral Palsy Sport here

#YOUMADEITHAPPEN 2019

#YouMadeItHappen campaign created by the by the NCVO is an opportunity for voluntary sector organisations to say thank you to their supporters and to show them the difference their money and time has made, as well as showing the impact volunteers make as a sector.  It takes place this year on Friday 11th October.

2018 was the first year of the campaign, charities up and down the country, from small and local, to large national and international organisations, took the time to share with their supporters how their support was making a difference.   

Cerebral Palsy Sport believes passionately about our volunteers and also the power of volunteering to transform people’s lives.  Our charity supports people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities to discover the joys of sport and we could not do this without the incredible support from our volunteers.

This year so far Cerebral Palsy Sport have held 33 events, supporting 660 children, young people & adults and worked with 38 sports clubs across the country. Over 1300 have been given in event volunteering, and over 260 hours have been given in fundraising volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport.

Volunteering at Cerebral Palsy Sport can cover many different activities from being a sporting official to a trustee on the board, from educating to fundraising and we want volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience and we are committed to supporting you throughout your time with us.

There are many reasons why people offer their time to volunteer and national figures show that nearly 22 million people throughout Britain volunteer their time to support others , improve our communities and make an incredible contribution to our country’s economy.

Find out more about volunteering with Cerebral Palsy Sport here

Join the conversation with #YouMadeItHappen today.

Volunteers’ Week 2019

Cerebral Palsy Sport will be celebrating the difference volunteers make to the charity and thanking them for all their time and dedication during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June. 


Volunteering at Cerebral Palsy Sport can cover many different activities from being a sporting official to a trustee on the board, from educating to fundraising and we want volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience for all of our volunteers.

In 2018, volunteers gave a total of 3,051 hours to Cerebral Palsy Sport events, in roles such as officials, refreshments sales, programme and raffle ticket sales, medal ceremony support, photographer and event marshals.

We will be sharing information about the impact volunteers have for our charity, supporting many children and young people with cerebral palsy to participate in sport.

For more information on volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport please visit our volunteering page

Student Volunteering Week 2019

Student Volunteering Week 2019 takes place from 11th – 17th February.

It is the 18th year that Student Volunteering Week is taking place. Student volunteers are a key part of the volunteering network, and an opportunity for students to develop their skills and become involved in the local communities.

Cerebral Palsy Sport’s student volunteers include Young Sporting Ambassadors as well as work experience placements at head office and event volunteers.

The Student Volunteering Network highlight the following benefits of Student Volunteering:

  1. Improves student well being
  2. Develops students’ employability
  3. Contributes positively to the wider and local community life

During Student Volunteering Week Cerebral Palsy Sport will be sharing some of the stories from students who have volunteered with us.

Volunteering at Cerebral Palsy Sport can cover many different activities from being a sporting official to a trustee on the board, from educating to fundraising and we want volunteering for Cerebral Palsy Sport to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience and we are committed to supporting you throughout your time with us.

As a volunteer, you contribute your time and energy to support the to charity achieve our vision, that everyone with a physical disability should be able to access sports of their choice. We are all working towards this vision and it is at the heart of everything we do.

We have a number of upcoming volunteering opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering please click here

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