Glowing endorsements for HEVO programme in new promo video
5th March 2020
Two students have heaped praise on Volleyball England’s HEVO programme for boosting participation in volleyball at university level.
Zino Wagner, of Kingston University, and Lauryn Pinard, of Royal Holloway, have both spoken about why they’ve found the volunteering scheme so beneficial in a new promotional video released today.
The pair are part of a cohort of 70 Higher Education Volleyball Officers (HEVOs) who are leading the growth in university volleyball by coordinating activity during the 2019/20 academic year.
Zino, who is currently studying business management, said: “The HEVO programme encourages a lot of participation as, obviously, volleyball is a very team-orientated sport. It encourages everyone to get engaged, gets people active and can definitely do a lot for university, the community and volleyball as a sport.”
Lauryn, a drama and dance student, added: “I would totally recommend the HEVO programme because you learn so much over the year and over the HEVO conference. You make so many friends, so many contacts to help you to organise things on a bigger level and to just get motivated to do it.”
Watch the video below to hear more about Zino and Lauryn’s experiences as HEVOs.
Want to know more?
Since it was launched in 2010, the HEVO programme has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the biggest student ambassador programmes – alongside football and rugby union. It sees students team up with volleyball’s national governing body to develop the sport at their own university, largely through organising, promoting and delivering recreational volleyball sessions.
Between September and December 2019, almost 4,000 students at 58 universities took part in volleyball sessions ran by the programme’s band of volunteers.
Why should I sign up?
At the start of each year, students are trained in how to deliver effective practice sessions at a HEVO Conference. This delivery experience – combined with the mentoring, communications and organisation skills displayed by HEVOs – are all sought after qualities if you’re looking for employment in the sports sector.
Applications for the 2020/21 academic year will open in April. For more information click here.