What 'recover and reinvent' means for volunteering for Sport England

Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2023 09:00

What 'recover and reinvent' means for volunteering for Sport England

The country's volunteering habits have been in the spotlight recently.

The Community Life survey published its 2022 data last month showing a fall in formal volunteering - now at the lowest level since 2013.

And the Time Well Spent data by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), also from last month, shows that between 2018 and 2022 there was a fall in volunteer satisfaction and an increase in concerns about costs.

These sentiments, combined with the pandemic and societal changes, created a seemingly perfect storm that reduced the number of people giving their time.

In response to this need, we saw 'The Big Help Out' campaign take place over the Coronation weekend, encouraging six million people to volunteer in their community.

All of this bring us to National Volunteers' Week, an annual celebration to shine a light on the impact volunteers have and recognise the difference they are making.

For Sport England, an insight-led organisation, understanding what is happening (and why) is key to supporting changes so that everyone feels able to give their time and have a great experience while doing it.

To further read about the new data from the sport and activity sector follow the more information link below.

Tags: Physical Activity, Sport, UK Sport, participation, sport england, sport policy