Volunteering with Positive Activities

1000’s of people, young and old, have enjoyed the activities and programmes provided by Positive Activities since we began in May 2007 as Get Hooked on Fishing.

Many of our activities are supported by volunteers as well as appropriately qualified coaches. Sometimes we ‘talent spot’ participants who have that little bit of something special – such as an ability to help people feel at ease and to support and encourage people.

When this happens, we might invite them to join our Positive Activities team as a Peer Mentor or a Volunteer. For some of our mentors and volunteers this is the first step to becoming one of our future fully qualified and accredited coaches.

There are many reasons to volunteer. Of course we benefit from your time and skills but you get something out of it too! Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents. By volunteering with Positive Activities you can:
  • Gain confidence by trying something new and building a sense of achievement.
  • Make a difference to your community.
  • Meet people and make new friends.
  • Be part of a community. Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
  • Learn new skills, gain experience and possibly qualifications.
  • Take on a challenge.
  • Have fun!

Many of our volunteers move on into employment. The contribution of our volunteers to the local community is immense. Since 2007 Positive Activities’ Volunteers have contributed around 40,000 hours of support.

Without the continued support and valued contributions from our volunteers Positive Activities would not be able to deliver the services we provide. If you would like to give something back to your community and want to get involved with any of our projects please get in touch. We have volunteer opportunities for people interested in:
  • Sports Coaching
  • Website Design
  • Marketing & Social Media
  • Administrative support

Contact elspeth.kasem@positiveactivities.org for more details

  • Another volunteer gets a job

    Another volunteer gets a job

    I started volunteering at Positive Activities In December 2016. I had been a ‘stay at home mum’ for 10 years so I was looking to gain some work experience in a busy workplace to help me gain employment. Being at Positive Activities has given me not only experience but has increased my confidence which I have… read more

  • Tom


    I came to Positive Activities uncertain as to what to expect. I was met with a friendly and supportive team who helped me boost my self-confidence and my confidence around others, as well as help me explore new skills and reinforce old ones. I was running the charity’s social media campaign, during this time I… read more

  • Will


    ‘Working with the Positive Activities team helped boost my confidence and ability to work on projects using the latest software, developing the skills I need to achieve my ambitions. The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming, enabling me to understand my responsibilities and supporting me with tasks when I needed it. I learnt valuable communication and team working… read more

  • Mick


    I am a volunteer & Archery coach with Positive Activities (formerly Positive Activities (formerly GHoPA)). I recently received some life changing news that I have cancer. I cannot thank the Positive Activities (formerly GHoPA) team enough, they have been so supportive and helpful throughout the whole ordeal which is a great comfort to me. I… read more

  • Ross


    Ross was only with our organization for a couple of weeks before gaining employment. Below is a letter he sent. Dear GHOPA Management, I am writing to express my eternal gratitude in allowing me to volunteer at your ‘not for profit’ community organisation which has allowed me to utilise the skills I learnt at university… read more

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