Chesterfield residents are being urged to devote some of their free time to the national Volunteers’ Week campaign.
Derbyshire Sport are asking people of all ages to make a difference by helping out at events, clubs or organisations involved in physical activity.
The plea coincides with the start of #volunteersweek, which runs from Thursday June 1 to Wednesday June 7.
The 2015-16 Community Life Survey showed that 41% of people questioned said they had volunteered at least once in the previous year.
But there remains a high demand for volunteer assistance, without which so many activities would not take place.
Isobella Cottrell, student at Lady Manners School and netball coach from Chesterfield, comments:-
“I volunteer because I love seeing how I can inspire other people to become interested in sport and help them develop their techniques and skills.
“I also love to give back to my local community so volunteering at school and within my community really makes me feel proud and thankful for the opportunities I have been given.
“Volunteering helps you to grow and develop as a person, improving your decision making and communicational skills, and you can have an impact upon young people’s lives by providing them with something positive to do.”
Some of the event volunteer opportunities currently available include The Chesterfield Race for Life and the VitalityMove Run at Chatsworth, which is being backed by London 2012 Olympic champion Jessica-Ennis Hill.
Many clubs, organisations and groups across the area are also in need of help. You can find out more, and search for opportunities here.