Volunteers are a key and integral part of sport and physical activity and for Newport Live as an organisation, especially for the Community Sport & Wellbeing Team who work in schools and communities identifying and supporting children, young people and adults who have an interest in becoming a leader, volunteer, or sports coach in the future.  We have an excellent track record of recruiting, developing, training, and deploying volunteers of all ages; many of which have worked through the volunteer pathway and entered employment with Newport Live or are actively support the delivery of sport and physical activity in local clubs and groups in the City of Newport.  

Newport Live’s Volunteer Development Pathway (Young Ambassador Pathway) is available to any young person looking to develop their skills and coaching ability. The purpose of the pathways is to guide volunteers through a structured system to ensure that their needs are met in a professional and tailored manner. There are currently over 40 active volunteers or young ambassadors, running parallel with Sport Wales national youth sport trust programme which has four levels; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.  All volunteers receive logbooks, a mentor for support, and access to our VolHours app to record and track voluntary hours and achievements alongside courses, and personal achievements. 

Young Ambassadors Pathway 

The team works with a variety of external organisations to provide a range of different coach education courses and qualifications such as Sports Leaders Playmakers, Level 1 and Level 2 as well as 1st 4 Sport Level 2 sports coaching. 

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

There are lots of ways you can volunteer across Newport Live in clubs and events across sports, leisure and cultural activities including opportunities at;

  • Local and major events and festivals
  • Sport clubs
  • Cycling, tennis, swimming or fitness activities
  • Sport in schools and communities 
  • As part of sport and youth engagement activities 

You can gain new experiences, skills, training & qualifications; will meet new people & become part of a team and you will increase your confidence and employability chances.

Your benefits could also include coach education training and mentoring, one to one support and a volunteer kit.

For more details call the team on 01633 287695 or email volunteer@newportlive.co.uk 

Take a look at what a day in a life of a volunteer looks like:

Club Development 

The My Club Development Programme has been designed by the Community Sport & Wellbeing Team to provide a high-quality level of support for all sports clubs and physical activity groups within the city of Newport. 

The main aim of the programme is to work closely with clubs and organisations to establish an individual tailored support plan, providing our advice, knowledge and expertise to assist with any issues, and to support short-term and long-term goals. 

Areas of support we can provide are:

  • Funding
  • Timetabling and programming
  • Marketing and social media
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Increasing membership
  • Workforce development
  • Facilities/Venue
  • School and community links
  • NGB support

To sign up to the programme please contact sportsdevelopment@newportlive.co.uk 

Sport Wales Club Solutions

Sport Wales have developed Club Solutions - an online resource giving sports club volunteers a 'one stop shop' to help them start up, grow or improve their club.

The Club Solutions website provides club volunteers with a learning tool and access to guidance to deal with issues they may be facing. 

For more information visit www.clubsolutions.wales