Resources Come from a Variety of Sources
1 Promote Your Club on WHSPAA website
Free of charge when you join up on WHSPAA website, click here
Advertise your Event free of charge on the Herts Direct Website
Go to www.hertsdirect.org/your-community/events/ and click on 'Add'
Uni Students Keen to help clubs find Student Volunteers and for Students to gain experience
Hertfordshire Students’ Union have a number of students who have a keen interest in Sports and are looking for careers in various Sport disciplines. These students are either currently studying a Sports Course or are qualified in other sporting areas such as coaches, officials, administration.
We currently have some students on campus who have set up a project recruiting volunteers for local community sports clubs. Are there any opportunities for our students to volunteer within your organisation / club to gain valuable work experience?
If so, please contact Carly Benton, Volunteer Coordinator, or the Volunteering Office by email: email@example.com phone: 01707 286149.
Thank you very much for your time and help.
Volunteer and Societies Coordinator
Welwyn Hatfield Community for Voluntary Service (WHCVS)
'The Welwyn Hatfield Community for Voluntary Service (WHCVS) exists to develop and promote local voluntary and community groups in order to improve the quality of life for individuals, groups and communities.' See the WHCVS website.
Their role is 'To promote, support and develop the voluntary sector in Welwyn Hatfield.' WHSPAA is registered with WHCVS. So, ff you are looking for a volunteer and your club/organisation is a WHSPAA member (registered in the Clubs section, see 'Register Your Club' on the Home page, bottom right) then WHCVS will help you, free of charge, to find a volunteer from their database or advertise for one if there isn't one already.
You can register your organisation separatly to become a member of WHCVS for, £20 p.a. via the form on their website.
Hertfordshire Students’ Union
If your club can hold an event 18-19th August and want to find out more information or want national support and publicity click here. This is a great opportunity to promote your club locally and promote your sport nationally.
Sport Makers will help organise and support more grassroots sport and physical activity, creating new opportunities across the county. They will bring the Olympic and Paralympic values to life and act as ambassadors to help create the London 2012 legacy within Hertfordshire. The process is simple, just register then book onto the next workshop or the one closest to you and then your set. And if you are looking for more volunteers then you can register those volunteering opportunities on the website so people in your area know how they can help....its simple just try it!
3 Administration Guides and Training
Hertfordshire Training and Development Consortium website - with current courses,
Click on the course title to access details and the booking contact:
Writing Funding Applications
Weds 4th Nov Hatfield
This course, delivered by Helen Marini, will help those involved in funding applications to improve your skills and chances of success.
Thu 12th Nov Watford
An introduction to Publisher that will help you to create newsletters and marketing materials. You may be new to MS Publisher but should be familiar with MS Word.
The Effective Trustee
Tue 17th Nov St Albans
This course is for both new or existing trustees and committee members who want to develop their roles for maximum effect.
Thu 19th Nov East Herts
Basic information about dementia for staff and volunteers working with clients who have dementia or who may be undiagnosed.
Leaders', Learning modules for clubs by Sport England, currently:
Our clubs rely on volunteers however sometimes those volunteers just need some help or guidance on the work they are doing. These simple, easy and short courses really can help both you and your club. Course such as Simple Finance, Marketing, Organisation Structures and Managing Capital Projects are just a few please click here
Professional help for clubs and voluntary organisations - including opportunity to gain small grants. This organisation will really help your club progress and develop. With easy funding streams and professionals who can give you guidance and advice click here for information and contact details. Sign up today and you will see the different.
Booklets to help your club from Herts Sports Partnership
These are simple easy guides that can help you and your club with quick wins and also make sure that you are keeping everything running smoothly…its make the boring stuff easy!
Club Accreditation (Clubmark) provides benefits to the club and to the Community
Accredited clubs have shown that they have achieved standards in regard to:
Their playing/participation programme.
Duty of care and safeguarding and protecting children.
Knowing your club and its community.
4 Meeting Rooms
A New Community Room at Tesco Hatfield
This spacious room will be open from 9am until 9pm Monday to Saturday and it offers:
- 600sq ft of space for groups of 15-20 people
- A clean, safe and fully furnished environment
- Free tea and coffee making facilities
- The use of four computers
- Baby Changing and Toilet facilties
It will be available to local community groups and organisations to hire FREE OF CHARGE e.g. book clubs, baby signing classes, sewing clubs, theatre groups, yoga classes, adult learning, knitting groups, dance classes, Brownies/Cubs, local charities etc…Click here for more information and to book.