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The Wallace Group is a group of 8 UK Higher Education Institutions (Bath, Cardiff Metropolitan, Durham, Loughborough, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam, St Andrews and Stirling) that have for the past 12 years shared commitment to support the development of sport in Zambia through the ‘Volunteer Zambia’ project and the Wallace Group is expanding its horizons to provide greater support to the Zambian Government and other key stakeholders in implementing an exciting new Zambian sports strategy.

 

Throughout the 12 years the Wallace Group have worked closely with Sport in Action (SIA) as the principal in-country partner. This support will continue as they drive forward both sports development and sport for development initiatives across Zambia. Together they will be working in collaboration and continuing shared commitment to the establishment and sustainable practices of both international and sport development.

 

Volunteer Zambia’s focus is to invest in building capacity within sport development. This will include supporting the development of both community sport hubs that include community sport competitions & effective talent pathways in key sports, initially volleyball, netball & basketball. This also includes developing the skills of young Zambians especially in coaching and coach education, officiating, leadership and wider sports volunteering.  We will do this by encouraging the sharing of expertise, knowledge and experience between UK staff and students and their Zambian counterparts. Our emphasis will be on building the capacity in country to create sustainable opportunities for people to play and progress in sport

 

 

Would you like to be one of Loughborough University’s Volunteer Zambia ‘Student Sport Development Officers’ in the summer of 2018?

There are two ‘Volunteer Zambia Sport’ briefing sessions being held to find out more:

Book and confirm your free place at one of the briefing sessions by registering your place on the CVA Portal HERE

If you would like more information about the project, follow the Wallace Group on Facebook HERE and on Twitter HERE.

A detailed copy of the role description can be found HERE  and the application form can be found HERE

Please email Cath Harvey for more details.

 

Loughborough University & Volunteer Zambia

 Zambia1Over the past 12 years, Loughborough University have recruited,selected, trained and deployed a number of student sports coaches and staff members. Here’s a few recent students:

2017 Volunteer Zambia Team:

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In light of the new strategy and focus, newly amended and highly developmental ‘Student Sport Development Officer’ roles have been created to help to achieve the ambitions of the Wallace Group. This gives 6 Loughborough students the opportunity to undertake wider volunteering roles within sport. These include:

In addition to at least one of the areas above, the following roles can also be considered:

 

 

 

What does being a ‘Student Sport Development Officer’ within Volunteer Zambia involve?

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Being part of Volunteer Zambia is a big commitment. It’s hard work, time consuming and requires a full 12 month commitment. This includes:

 

A detailed copy of the role description can be found HERE  and the application form can be found HERE 

Please email Cath Harvey for more details.

 

How can you get involved in Volunteer Zambia?

As a Loughborough University student, in order to be selected to be 1 of the 6 Volunteer Zambia students, you must be able to provide demonstrable experience and commitment in one of the sport development areas outlined above.

 

In October each year a briefing session is held whereby any student with an interest in becoming a volunteer, or who has been identified and nominated by Loughborough Sport can find out more. Following the briefing session, applications will open. This will then be followed by shortlisting and both a practical and formal interview (where relevant). Once selected the 6 students work closely together alongside the selected staff member from Loughborough University in preparation for going to Zambia the following summer.

 

Would you like to be one of Loughborough University’s Volunteer Zambia ‘Student Sport Development Officers’ in the summer of 2018?

There are two ‘Volunteer Zambia Sport’ briefing sessions being held to find out more:

Book and confirm your free place at one of the briefing sessions by registering your place on the CVA Portal HERE

If you would like more information about the project, follow the Wallace Group on Facebook HERE and on Twitter HERE.