The ‘Learn Assist & Earn’ programme is for 16- 25 year olds: The programme provides the opportunity to gain skills in sports coaching, administration, marketing and sports development- all by observing and supporting qualified sports coaches at sessions.

Learning practically & theoretically 

LAE will support you with qualifications and training in areas you feel most passionately about developing. You’ll be gaining practical and theoretical knowledge to help you achieve your goals. This assistance may be in the form of a course, workshop or activator training: we can also offer bursaries towards recognised coaching qualifications.

Once you are qualified, you will have the chance to embark on paid coaching work and/or utilise additional support to set up your own session.

LAE can be completed over any period of time meaning you can complete the programme around your other commitments, going at your own pace to help you develop.

By volunteering you will receive the following benefits

  • Discounted hall hire rates and discounted gym membership at Three Hills Sports Park.
  • SST clothing and merchandise.
  • Access to workshops, activator training and qualifications.
  • Opportunities to attend SST Events

The majority of our volunteering opportunities are based at our sports holiday camps, which happen outside of term time. From time to time, there will be other opportunities to support sports sessions during the daytime as well as larger events at the evenings and weekends.

To find out more about the Learn, Assist and Earn programme and the pathway to qualifications and employment, contact Aidan Willis Projects & Volunteer Manager (a.willis@shepwaysportstrust.org) 01303 76067.