Volleyball Volunteers

Volleyball volunteers east midlands logoAt the present time volleyball volunteers are difficult to find and we could always use a helping hand.  Of course, even the East midlands volleyball association suffers from a lack of volunteers from time to time.

The first thing to remember is that Volleyball isn’t as popular as football, rugby or cricket.  Not surprisingly it is quite often a small core of volunteers that support in each club and the county associations. 

Volleyball volunteers are extremely important to aid the development of Volleyball across the East Midlands region.  Without you and others like you, volleyball would simply not exist.

We want to help by spreading the workload across a variety of people. Rather than just loading it onto a few individuals.

The type of volleyball volunteers

Some players and non-players (usually parents) help out to some degree but are not able to commit on a regular basis.  Being a volleyball player isn’t a pre-requiste for offering to volunteer.

Volleyball Volunteers – Club

Initially for clubs and groups it tends to be practical help at sessions, matches or events.  Also, they sometimes need assistance on their committee.  For example it tends to be difficult filling the roles of treasurer, volunteer co-ordinator or club/team secretary.

Volleyball Volunteers – Referee

Equally important is the role of a referee.  Because without a qualified ref the regional and national league matches can not take place.  It’s easier to qualify as a Level 4 referee than you think.

You don’t even have to play the game of volleyball beforehand. When you pass the 1 day course covering the basics a local contact will be available to mentor you further.  This will give you confidence and more practical experience by reffing at a local league level.

When you are ready to upgrade it is possible to start refereeing at regional and national levels. There are sideways moves possible into Beach and Sitting volleyball too.

Volleyball Volunteers – Association

Each of the 5 counties have a committee, as does the regional association.  They tend to need the following officers to assist in the smooth running.

Secretary, Treasurer, Welfare Officer, Volunteer Co-ordinator, League Secretary, Website Officer.

The number of hours per month are usually limited to 3 or 4 at most.

Volleyball Volunteers required

We are looking for volunteers like you to devote your time. All you need is enthusiasm and energy to the sport – even if you don’t know anything about it!

  • Gaining personal satisfaction by helping others
  • Giving back to your community
  • Keeping you busy, making new friends and networking
  • No experience is necessary just a positive attitude

Whether it is match volunteers, coaching support or local match referees you can get involved.  Even if it is once in a while, every little helps.

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Volleyball Volunteers News – East Midlands

East Midlands Volleyball AGM and Awards Night 2017

Volleyball Review – End of Year Over the summer the EMVA held the Annual General Meeting and awards evening.  As always, the volunteers that make up the committee come together with members of the various clubs across the East Midlands. Especially important is to celebrate the volleyball achievements from the past 12 months and discuss how to improve and increase volleyball participation across the region. Junior Volleyball On top of what local clubs do for their junior players the EMVA has been supporting this with the regional development training squads. Secondly, the Grand Prix competitions have been instrumental in helping … Read More

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Referee course in Nottinghamshire – Feb 2017

derby coaching course 2016

Level 1 volleyball coaching course coming to Derby 2016

For more info visit –  http://www.volleyballengland.org/courses

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Funding Opportunities for Coaching in the UK

Ten Tips for Successful Funding 1 Read the pre-application guidance. Make sure you check that your application meets the criteria, and align your submission as closely as possible to the investors’ criteria. 2 Tell a story. There are so many applications for funding these days that what stands out is telling an anecdote about how your project or organisation really helps people. Detail how the funding will lead to sustainable delivery and the long-term impact the funding could have. 3 Think outside the box. Give your bid the ‘x factor’. How will you tackle a problem in a particularly creative … Read More


Safeguarding & Club Welfare – Important info for all volleyball clubs

Volleyball England is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people to participate in volleyball. We all have a responsibility to safeguard the welfare of young people and protect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying. Young people are the future of our sport, they participate in volleyball in various ways, from playing to volunteering and should be able to do so in a safe and happy environment. Safeguarding means promoting the safety and welfare of young people. Safeguarding is a term used to incorporate good practice and is wider than “Child Protection”.  Child … Read More

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Coaching roles available at East Midlands universities

A couple of East Midlands universities are looking for new coaches for next season.. to coach their Womens and Mens teams.  If you are interested please get in touch to discuss further. They are looking for UKcc level 2 coaches or above preferably and need commitment toattend training sessions every week during term times.   For more info contact us


Volleyball England – Changes to welfare officer requirements

You may have already seen this, however we asked for clarification on certain aspects. We were told the following.. All Volleyball England affiliated clubs MUST have in place a welfare officer before the start of the 2016/17 season, also that welfare officer but have attended the the Sport Coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course. This is regardless of whether your club caters for Under 18’s or not, except Colleges and Universities that already have welfare provision in place. “if clubs cater for under 18’s the Time to Listen Workshop detailed in the email below must also be attended by … Read More

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New rule changes for 2015-16 volleyball season

These briefing notes are to highlight the rule amendments that were adopted by FIVB in the Rules of Game from the 1st May 2015 and in Volleyball England competition from the 1st September 2015 and the NVL regulation ammendments for the season 2015-16. Further information on the regulations can be found in the NVL handbook pages 122-124.


For any questions please contact the EMVA Referee Development Officer




Survey Request from Volleyball England

REQUEST FROM VOLLEYBALL ENGLAND On 20th April 2015, we launched a full review of all Volleyball Competitions and Major Events to ensure that we are actively working towards the creation of ‘an integrated top to bottom event structure which contains a portfolio of high quality domestic and international events’ as outlined within ‘Strategy 2024’.   The views of Volleyball England members are critical to the success of this review. This stakeholder survey is part of a wide ranging consultation process to capture the views of clubs, regional associations, Volleyball England commissions and the wider membership.   We are seeking your … Read More


Volleyball Volunteering in the East Midlands

More great opportunities to improve your understanding of the rules, coaching methods and be a volunteer for your club and community. Level 1 Coaching course – 19th/20th September & 10th October –  Bonington Sports Centre, University of Nottingham Grade 4 Referees course – 31st October – Lee Westwood Sports Centre, NTU Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane More details can be found on Volleyball englands website alonfg with other courses in your area

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Upcoming volleyball coaching and referee courses in the East Midlands 2015

Here is a round up of the volleyball training courses available in and around the East Midlands… if you know of any others please get in touch. UKCC Level 1 Coaching Courses Feb / March – Matlock, Derbyshire August 2015 – The National Volleyball Centre, Kettering UKCC Level 2 Coaching Courses Feb / April – Nottingham June/July – Dudley College, West Midlands UKCC Level 3 Coaching Courses April – Kettering Referee courses – Grade 4 None as yet Is there anyone interested in attending a referees  course .. if so get in touch and we will arrange one in the East mids … Read More


BBC Unsung Hero Award – 2014

Do you know someone who inspires people to get involved in playing sport in their community?

It could be a person who gives up their time to encourage others to take part in sport, or someone who is helping to unearth a champion of the future, or maybe they are the ones who keep a local team or club going.

The BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award has been running since 2003, and recognises the remarkable achievements of people throughout the UK. The nomination period for the 2014 Awards is now open. Put forward someone you know or work with now by letting us via i.berry@volleyballengland.org and we will send you a nomination form.


Level 3 volleyball coaches course – 2015

Volleyball England is delighted to announce that they are running the four-day Level 3 Coaching Course in Kettering during April 2015. The course will be split over two weekends, 11 & 12 April will be held at the Kettering Buccleuch Academy and  25 & 26 April will be held at the National Volleyball Centre. The course is a must for all coaches who are coaching competitive teams and want more technical and tactical understanding of the modern top level game.

One of the confirmed tutors is Craig Handford, who has previously delivered Level 3 courses. Audrey Cooper, Volleyball England’s Director of Technical and Talent said: ‘’Craig is an experienced volleyball coach and tutor.  His coaching experiences include junior and senior level clubs as well as the England senior women’s national team. Craig was responsible for the creation and leadership of the England women’s development programme which was based at Loughborough from 1997-2003.  It is a privilege to have Craig lead our Level 3 coaching course and to share his knowledge and lessons learned in developing teams at the top of the club and talent pathway.’’ 


Update – East Mids AGM Weds 16th July

The East Mids VB AGM is happening Wednesday evening (7pm for a 7.30 start) and the window for applications/nominations for committee posts has closed. Apart from electing or re-electing committee members and celebrating the 3x league champions and runners up (Women, Men 1 and Men 2) we will be hosting Ian Poynton the Membership and Funding Officer for Volleyball England. As you may know the Volleyball England AGM will be focusing on the proposal for Individual Registration and have published their proposal in advance of the Volleyball England AGM being held on 26th July in the Sports park building in … Read More


Referees course – October 2014 – Lincolnshire

Dear All I have had confirmation from Volleyball England that a Grade 4 referees course will be held on Sat 4th October (9am -6pm) at Spalding Grammar School, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 2XH (Home of Spalding Saracens VC). We will be in the Gym from 9-12 and the classroom after that.The cost is £50 per head but county volleyball associations (such as Cambridgeshire) have in the past pledged to pay half of the fees for any candidates. Here are directions to the venue: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Spalding/@52.7833095,-0.1534823,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x4878037ea8c8eef9:0xc0e959ca359bbdbf?hl=en  Candidates must be 16 or over and the course has recently been reduced from 2 days to 1 … Read More

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East Mids Volleyball AGM 16th July

As previously mentioned we will be holding our AGM at the Volleyball Englands headquarters in Loughborough and the date has now been confirmed as Weds 16th July @ 7pm. Along with celebrating the winners and runners up of the women’s and 2x men’s league we are looking for new volunteers to join us in various roles. Chair person – currently vacant Secretary  – currently vacant Treasurer Womens league secretary  – currently vacant Mens league secretary  – currently vacant Coach development officer  – currently vacant Referee development officer Sitting volleyball development officer  – currently vacant Child welfare officer  – currently vacant Web admin officer Junior development officer … Read More

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East Mids beach tourney and AGM

We have come to the end of yet another volleyball season and most clubs are organising which summer tournaments they are going to attend,  maybe Sandbanks, Bridlington, Bath, Cambridge  which seem to be East Mids favourites or something further afield. Well how about something a little closer to home? East Mids  VB Association want to hold their AGM soon and would like to invite all players, clubs and volunteers to Loughborough University Sports Park and as the Uni has 3x beach courts to take part in a mini tournament (date to be arranged)     Apart from celebrating the  league winners … Read More


Volunteer Awards – Volleyball England

Help Spread The Word   Volleyball Awards 2014 Nominate your club, coach, volunteers… Is there a player, a volunteer, a referee, club or fellow coach that deserves recognition at this year’s awards? If so, please nominate them now as the closing date is looming! We want to reward those in our sport that have made a difference in 2014, so please help us by sharing this email. Obviously there are lots of awards for coaches – including young coach – so if you want to recognise the work of a fellow coach, then please visit our website to find the forms.  All nomination forms are … Read More


Volleyball England – engagement meeting

Volleyball England is in the privileged position of being the National Governing Body in England for one of the World’s most popular and diverse team sports, giving it a potential market reach that is the envy of many other sports. With the legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, together with our 420 affiliated clubs we have a unique opportunity to raise the profile and capitalise on the growing demand to play volleyball in all its forms during the next four years. As a valued member currently active in an area we want to specifically work in as … Read More

Midweek Focus Dartford Volleyball Club

Midweek Focus Dartford Volleyball Club

quotThe club continues to grow and is keen to introduce juniors and new players into its teams at the right levelsquot…