Volunteering can be a springboard to a career

Initiatives aimed at introducing young people to a more active lifestyle can be the first steps on a journey towards a future working with kids or in sport

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I was with the fifth year in high school, helping out a local primary sports day, when a Sportscotland Active Schools coordinator spoke to us about volunteering in South Lanarkshire. I was so enthusiastic about sport and volunteering that the next day I phoned up to get involved, and it all fell into place from there.

I work across Holy Cross Learning Community with six schools – five primary, one secondary – on lots of initiatives to introduce young people to a more active lifestyle. These range from sporting events, team-building days at the high school and school extracurricular clubs, to ...

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