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About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Volunteering & Voluntary Services

Find guidance and support to help you recruit, retain and build a strong volunteers network within your community.

Helping everyone to make a difference.

  • Working with volunteers

    Working with volunteers

    At Active Lincolnshire, we’re committed to supporting volunteers across the county. As well as upskilling new volunteers and signposting to local opportunities, we work with a range of partner organisations and educational settings to improve the volunteering experience.

    We know that volunteers work incredibly hard to help run activities and events. That's why we name a ‘Volunteer Commitment Award’ at the Lincolnshire Sport and Physical Activity Awards, shining a spotlight on the dedication of local volunteers. The award recognises those that have made outstanding contributions to their club or activity, regularly committing their time and energy to keep things running smoothly.

  • Recruitment Resources

    Recruitment Resources

    Volunteers make up the majority of the workforce for clubs and activities, so they play a crucial role in making sure the activity runs smoothly. That's why it's important for clubs, groups and any other organisation that utilises volunteers to make sure they feel valued for the time and energy they commit.

    Investing in your volunteers not only helps to retain your current workforce but also attracts new volunteers - giving you a larger, stronger team to help deliver your activity or event.

    To make things easy, Club Matters have produced a comprehensive toolkit to help clubs and groups recruit, train and develop their volunteer workforce. Visit the Club Matters website to access the free toolkit, along with a host of other helpful resources.

  • ReEngage Training

    ReEngage Training

    ReEngage is a free digital platform, designed to follow on from ReActivate and provide the sector's workforce with the skills and knowledge to confidently engage with people across all communities, helping them to access the benefits of sport and physical activity.

    The training is open to individuals and employers working in sport, physical activity, leisure and fitness in England, including coaches and volunteers.

    The training provides online learning and skills development in four key areas, designed to ensure that everyone providing sports and physical activity services has the knowledge and confidence to engage with all members of their community:

    • Awareness of the prevalence, impact and treatment of long Covid
    • Engaging effectively with inactive adults with no pre-existing health conditions
    • Communication with customers, especially those who may be lacking the confidence to return to physical activity
    • Awareness of the aspects of ageing that can be controlled or influenced through physical activity.

    Thanks to funding from Sport England through the National Lotter, ReEngage is free to all providers of sport and physical activity services in England.

    Get access to the ReEngage platform for leisure, sport and fitness organisations to offer free training to your staff teams as part of the ReActivate.

  • Volunteer Commitment Award

    Volunteer Commitment Award

    Each year at the Lincolnshire Sport and Physical Activity awards, Active Lincolnshire and our team of judges, select a member of the community to take home the Volunteer Commitment Award trophy.

    The award is given to a volunteer that has regularly given their time and made a significant contribution to a club, association or activity for the benefit of the participants.

    LSPAA Volunteer Commitment Award Winner: Fina Martinez-Parez
    LSPAA Volunteer Commitment Award Winner 2021: Fina Martinez-Parez

Working with volunteers

At Active Lincolnshire, we’re committed to supporting volunteers across the county. As well as upskilling new volunteers and signposting to local opportunities, we work with a range of partner organisations and educational settings to improve the volunteering experience.

We know that volunteers work incredibly hard to help run activities and events. That's why we name a ‘Volunteer Commitment Award’ at the Lincolnshire Sport and Physical Activity Awards, shining a spotlight on the dedication of local volunteers. The award recognises those that have made outstanding contributions to their club or activity, regularly committing their time and energy to keep things running smoothly.

Recruitment Resources

Volunteers make up the majority of the workforce for clubs and activities, so they play a crucial role in making sure the activity runs smoothly. That's why it's important for clubs, groups and any other organisation that utilises volunteers to make sure they feel valued for the time and energy they commit.

Investing in your volunteers not only helps to retain your current workforce but also attracts new volunteers - giving you a larger, stronger team to help deliver your activity or event.

To make things easy, Club Matters have produced a comprehensive toolkit to help clubs and groups recruit, train and develop their volunteer workforce. Visit the Club Matters website to access the free toolkit, along with a host of other helpful resources.

ReEngage Training

ReEngage is a free digital platform, designed to follow on from ReActivate and provide the sector's workforce with the skills and knowledge to confidently engage with people across all communities, helping them to access the benefits of sport and physical activity.

The training is open to individuals and employers working in sport, physical activity, leisure and fitness in England, including coaches and volunteers.

The training provides online learning and skills development in four key areas, designed to ensure that everyone providing sports and physical activity services has the knowledge and confidence to engage with all members of their community:

  • Awareness of the prevalence, impact and treatment of long Covid
  • Engaging effectively with inactive adults with no pre-existing health conditions
  • Communication with customers, especially those who may be lacking the confidence to return to physical activity
  • Awareness of the aspects of ageing that can be controlled or influenced through physical activity.

Thanks to funding from Sport England through the National Lotter, ReEngage is free to all providers of sport and physical activity services in England.

Get access to the ReEngage platform for leisure, sport and fitness organisations to offer free training to your staff teams as part of the ReActivate.

Volunteer Commitment Award

Each year at the Lincolnshire Sport and Physical Activity awards, Active Lincolnshire and our team of judges, select a member of the community to take home the Volunteer Commitment Award trophy.

The award is given to a volunteer that has regularly given their time and made a significant contribution to a club, association or activity for the benefit of the participants.

LSPAA Volunteer Commitment Award Winner: Fina Martinez-Parez
LSPAA Volunteer Commitment Award Winner 2021: Fina Martinez-Parez

Voluntary Centre Services

Active Lincolnshire work closely with the Voluntary Centre Service - supporting volunteers, and voluntary and community organisations across West Lincolnshire.

As well as operating accredited Volunteer Centres in Lincoln, Gainsborough and Sleaford that deal with over 2,000 volunteer enquiries each year, the Voluntary Centre Services can offer help to anyone wishing to set up a group, funding advice and access to news and networks in the voluntary and community sector.

They have an active team of invaluable volunteers working alongside staff to deliver services across our districts.

Discover more about the Voluntary Centre Services

Voluntary Sector Forums

Join an upcoming Voluntary Sector Forum to share best practices and news from your local area, make connections and keep in touch with one another.

Lincoln

  • Wednesday 20th April
  • Wednesday 20th July
  • Wednesday 19th October

North Kesteven

  • Thursday 19th May
  • Thursday 18th August
  • Thursday 17th November

West Lindsey

  • Wednesday 8th June
  • Wednesday 7th September
  • Wednesday 7th December
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