Essential for Active Schools

Coaching & volunteering

Coaches and volunteers are the heartbeat of school and community sport. Without their dedication, commitment and enthusiasm, it would simply not be possible to offer the range of activities currently on offer. Explore this section to find out more about other peoples experiences, how to get involved, and the types of opportunities and training available. We want to hear from you!

Get involved

Active Schools is a Sportscotland led programme designed to encourage children and young people to get active. Sportscotland works in partnership with Live Borders to encourage more children in the Borders to take part in physical activity and sport.

We are always looking to grow our extra-curricular programmes and to do this we need new volunteers to help us. Whether you can spare an hour or a few days, there is always something you can do. In particular, we are looking for support in running lunchtime and after school clubs – by offering a wide and varied programme, we hope to encourage as many pupils as possible to take part.

Full training and support would be given throughout your volunteering. An hour a week for six weeks, or assisting at a one-off festival, any contribution you could make would be greatly appreciated; we would make sure it worked for you, delivering only what you felt confident in delivering.

Volunteering can be an exciting, rewarding and enjoyable experience, which can offer opportunities to improve a whole range of social and interpersonal skills. If you are interested in helping inspire and develop the next generation, while building your own confidence and knowledge, please get in touch!

To find out more about volunteering in your area through Active Schools, please get in touch with the Coordinator for your local area.