Cara Sport Inclusion Ireland has this morning launched a very special Inclusive Volunteer in Sport Programme. It is timed to coincide with this being National Volunteer Week so what better time to put your hand up.

The programme aims to empower new and existing volunteers to become champions of inclusion, providing quality opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sport and physical activity.

It will encourage and support participants to be more reflective of their practice in relation to the inclusion of people with disabilities and will be open to 100 volunteers across a range of different sports.

It is being done in partnership with Sport Ireland and the Federation of Irish Sport and Sport for Business is getting involved as well through participating on the course and hosting a virtual session on inclusive volunteering at the end of next month.

The programme acknowledges the very important role that volunteers have across the sporting and physical activity sectors and shines the spotlight on the importance of providing equal opportunities for people with disabilities to participate and volunteer in sport and physical activity.

The programme is offering 100 free places to individuals who would like to volunteer or who are already volunteering within their club and community.

“Volunteers play a vital role across the sport and physical activity sector and we in Cara, together with our great partners in this programme, wanted to provide an opportunity for people to learn about the impact that they can have in the lives of people with disabilities,” said Niamh Daffy, CEO of Cara.

“The programme aims to further enhance a culture of inclusion across Ireland, with the ultimate aim of developing a network of champions of inclusion in sport and physical activity”

It was launched this morning by Padraig O’Callaghan from Limerick, host of The Paudcast who has this special message.

Details of how to apply or pass on the information can be found here.

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