As a volunteer your contribution to our sport is vital to us. Our goal, which is aligned to the ASA Objective of improving the skills and technical capabilities of the aquatics workforce and its ability to innovate, is for the County to have a skilled and sustainable workforce of volunteers who enjoy, feel proud and are recognised for their achievements. So your County makes every effort possible to help you to assist us, without giving more than your time, to ensure our future sucess.
Kelly Podbury, Sue Dors and Alyson Bashford sit on the ASA National Volunteer Forum which engages with the ASA Volunteer Engagement team.
To learn more about what our key County or Regional volunteers do, download Role Descriptions for:
At the 2014 Somerset ASA AGM, Kelly Podbury took over the role of Volunteer Co-ordinator from Fiona Bowen to support our clubs and fantastic volunteers.
Emily Taylor gave a presentation to the General Meeting of Somerset ASA affiliated clubs on behalf of Kelly on 28 Nov 2015 at Ring O'Bells, Ashcott. Please let Kelly know how we can help and share your suggestions to recruit, develop, recognise and retain volunteers in your Clubs.
In the video above, Kelly explains some of the different roles volunteers perform for their Club and or County and how we could use or develop your skill sets. Please email Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are able to help out at any of our events.
In the video below, swimming official and former County Secretary, Ben Batley shares how he came to join firstly his Club Committee before going on to volunteer at County and Regional level.
The following resources may also be of use to you:
Visit the ASA Volunteering Hub
- Volunteer Engageement Handbook
- Guide to Supporting Volunteers
- Top Tips for Recruiting Volunteers
- Inclusivity Guide
- Would you like to volunteer at some of the biggest aquatic events in the UK? Find out more and how to get involved:
Somerset ASA is pleased to be able to offer Bursary Funding!
Funding is available for UKCC Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher and Coach Education Courses for all disciplines by submitting this application form to the County Development Officer Fiona Bowen.
Click to obtain information on Development Funding for Clubs.
Why not make contact with Fiona (01275 877412 / email@example.com) or Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help with your volunteering need?
On behalf of the County Management Committee - a big thank you for giving up your time!