GamesForce Schools offers London Schools the opportunity to identify, train and volunteer at the London Youth Games, part of the School Games. Team opportunities consist of 6 young people aged 14+ in a group and a responsible adult/teacher.
Last year, over 60 school teams from across London volunteered in a variety of roles, such as physical activity leaders, event coordination assistants and ceremonies coordinators. GamesForce Schools offers schools a wonderful opportunity to get involved with the volunteer arm of the London Youth Games, learn new skills and have fun!
Follow the steps below to put your school team forward for selection!
Step 1: What is required:
There are 2 pre-requisites to young people volunteering.
- The young people within the team must have completed or be working towards one of the following awards: the GamesForce Events Award, Sports Leaders Award (Level 1 or Level 2 in Sports Volunteering or Sports Leadership) or the appropriate NGB qualification/award as detailed below.
- The young people within the team should have experience of volunteering at a Level 2 School Games event or equivalent.
- Applications for officiating roles require confirmation of teams' qualifications/awards in the applicable sport as detailed below.
|ParaGames Athletics||Level 1 Athletics Officials Course |
|Badminton||Badminton Young Officials Award|
|Swimming and ParaGames Swimming||Swimming Timekeepers Course|
|Kwik Cricket||Cricket Leaders Award|
|Tri Golf||Tri Golf Leaders Award|
|Gymnastics||British Gymnastics Leaders Award|
Step 2: How to get involved
|Applications close||School notified||Quick start guide issued|
|Spring||12-Dec-2014||w/c 19-Jan-2014||2 weeks prior to event|
Step 3: The volunteering opportunities
Click on the link on the right hand side (blue block) of this page to access the application form.
field of play coordinator
physical activity coordinator