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These mainly come through local clubs needing additional help. However, there are a number of National competitions, committees and events that require volunteers.

This depends on the role and the time you can give. Some volunteering tasks require many hours a week; some only a few each month.

You should always check on how much time is required, and think carefully, and realistically, how much time you are able to give. However, even if you work full-time and have a busy lifestyle, you should be able to find something that suits you.

This all depends on you. As a volunteer you are free to leave whenever you like. It may be that things don't work out or your circumstances change. If this does happen try to talk it through with the person in charge and give some notice if possible.

This depends on the opportunity. Many don't require any specific skills, while others might make use of specific training. A treasurer position, for example, will call for accountancy skills. You can find out more in our Volunteer Roles section.

Of course, there are volunteers with a disability in all kinds of roles. We encourage all our clubs to impliment an Equity Policy. Scottish Swimming was the first Scottish governing body to achieve the Intermediate Equality Standard and we pride ourselves on being an 'sport for all'.


Absolutely! We encourage all our clubs to support young volunteers as a method of retention. Young volunteers under-16 will be insured to volunteer as long as they are a member of an affiliated club. There are many opportunities for young people to train and gain experience of different volunteering roles. For example, you can be a Timekeeper from the age of 14 and a UKCC Level 1 Swim/Dive/Synchro/Polo Coach at 16 years of age.