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Volunteering Matters is part of a consortium, led by Sport and Recreation Alliance, that will continue the work of Join In, an organisation that was set up after the 2012 Olympics to promote sport volunteering.

The consortium partners share the vision that volunteering is integral to sport and recreation at every level, and will work together to make sure the future of sport volunteering is growing and that the mission of Join In continues to be visible across the UK.

Oonagh Aitken, Chief Executive of Volunteering Matters, said:

“I’m delighted that we’ve been given the opportunity to be a part of the next phase of work on sport volunteering that Join In initiated in 2012. Over the past four years we have seen a renewed interest in sport volunteering, which adds enormous value to communities and individuals in terms of boosting health and wellbeing, enhancing social cohesion, and much more.

We’re very much looking forward to being a part of the next stage of this exciting work – it really does have the opportunity to transform communities.” 


Read the official press release here.