Team100 Empowering residents to get their community active Nobody should be excluded from the benefits of volunteering. Research shows that volunteers are healthier & happier than those who do not volunteer. Volunteering brings people together, improves your employability and makes a real difference to local communities. Yet volunteering, and its benefits are not distributed equally and often, it is unrepresentative of local communities in the UK. Access Sport’s Team100 project is all about diversifying volunteering to get local communities active, so the benefits are shared across all groups. Specifically in sport and physical activity, volunteers are the backbone of any programme and Team100 is working in 3 pilot localities, Burgess Park & Charlton in London and Easton in Bristol to identify and develop methods to get more groups volunteering in their community. How does it work? We proactively engage all members of the community by bringing together local assets such as faith groups, tenant & resident associations, parent teacher associations, volunteer centres, local charities and sport & physical activity groups. We establish partnerships where these local assets work with their service users to promote the Team100 offer, signposting them to our fun, worthwhile and long-term volunteering opportunities. All the Team100 opportunities are flexible around work and family commitments, some can be done at home or work and we also encourage micro-volunteering, small tasks that can be completed quickly and support us in our mission of getting the community active. Current examples of Team100 opportunities are at adventure playgrounds, BMX clubs, walking groups, table tennis and more. Other roles such as, social media support, marketing, safeguarding and fundraising can be done at home or at work! Sounds good, how do I get involved? Join a Team100 in one of our 3 pilot areas - we're currently working in London and Bristol: Team100 Burgess Park - London Working in partnership with local organisation, Burgess Sports – Team100 Burgess Park is bringing together all the opportunities to support the work in one place. Are you a keen cyclist with basic bike mechanic knowledge? Perhaps a local mum who has some spare time in the day they would like to gain some more qualifications? Or, are you retired and want to support local young people in general? Make a difference and join the team! Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/team100burgesspark Email: [email protected] Team100 Charlton - London Supporting local women and girls to engage in local sport/physical activity volunteering, we are working with a cluster of local primary schools, community groups and housing associations to work within the community. Looking to support? Make a difference and join the team! Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Team100Charlton Email: [email protected] Phone: 020 7993 9883 Team100 Easton - Bristol We passionately believe that everyone should have the opportunity to volunteer, to gain new skills, meet new people and enjoy it. We are working with Ignite Bristol to ensure that local people have the accessible and meaningful volunteering roles that get Easton more active. Not necessarily coaching, groups require various types of support from social media and marketing to more supportive roles, setting up sessions. Make a difference and join the team! Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/team100easton Key Partners The Team100 project is supported by Sport England, Teneo Blue Rubicon, Burgess Sports and Charlton Manor Primary School.