England Netball launches Volunteer of the Moment Reward Programme
England Netball is delighted to announce the launch of our Volunteer of the Moment (VotM) programme. This is an instant recognition and reward for volunteers that compliments the established regional and national Goalden Globe process and Pass on Your Passion (PoYP) scheme.
Volunteers are the backbone of netball and as we build up to the Netball World Cup in 2019, England Netball will be increasingly supporting our volunteers and recognising the fantastic work they do. It’s a way of saying a huge thank you to all our netball volunteers across the country. We really couldn’t do it without you!
Volunteer of the Moment is used to recognise and reward volunteers of any age, in any role or environment who have made a significant contribution to the development of netball.
A VotM reward can be given to a volunteer who has really gone above and beyond and been a netball star. This could be for work on a single occasion (e.g. at a training session or event) or ongoing commitment to a role they’ve carried out over a period of time.
England Netball staff, regional board and county committee members can select volunteers to receive the award. Winners will be rewarded with an ‘I Make the Game’ T-shirt and lanyard as a small appreciation for the work they do in making netball happen.
Each month England Netball will upload profiles onto the Volunteer of the Moment pages of the England Netball website of everyone who has been given a reward and the reasons they have been recognised.
First Netball Volunteer to receive the Volunteer of the Moment reward
Congratulations Jo Randall
Jo has been integral to the successful coordination of volunteers at England Netball events including the Test Series against Jamaica, the Quad Series and the Super Ten event in Birmingham. She has travelled all over the country to support the events team, going the extra mile for volunteers to make sure they have the best experiences, all whilst being a volunteer herself.
Volunteers of the Moment – Winners
Volunteer of the Moment – October 2017
Congratulations Kathy Mason
Kathy has almost solely organised her own Walking Netball session, she was up and running within a week of the idea, committing to host training, promoting the session and welcoming 20+ participants most weeks.
Without Kathy there would be Walking Netball in Horndean. The ladies not only enjoy Walking Netball each week, they socialise regularly, attending festivals and events to promote the session in the local community. This is all down to Kathy, her infectious enthusiasm, commitment and fabulous organisational skills.
Congratulations Judith Johnson
Judith has canvassed the area, putting up posters, talking to ladies in the coffee shops, hairdresser and shops promoting the two Walking Netball sessions, she was hosting.
She has worked with Harworth and Bircotes sports association and Bassetlaw local authority to clean an old court; add new netball markings and new posts for her new Monday session finishing with tea, coffee and a gossip in the club house.
Judith is a true advocate for Walking Netball in her community.