Make a difference, become a university volleyball ambassador

14th May 2020

Make a difference, become a university volleyball ambassador

Volleyball England is seeking a new cohort of students to join its Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) programme – one of the biggest university ambassador schemes of its kind in this country.

For the 2019/20 academic year, 70 HEVOs spearheaded the drive to boost the number of students playing volleyball, encouraging thousands of people to take part in recreational sessions.

Rob Payne, Core Market Coordinator at Volleyball England, said: “If you’re passionate about volleyball and want to make a difference at university, this scheme is perfect for you.

“Not only will you be able to look back with pride on what you achieve, you will boost your CV with new employability skills, meet new people and have bags of fun along the way.

“All HEVOs are given the appropriate training at the start of the year and, should you need it, we will be there to offer you support and guidance. And don't forget all HEVOs receive a free hoodie and t-shirt too!”

What do HEVOs have to do?

At the start of each year, students attend the HEVO conference for training in how to deliver effective practice sessions for recreational players. Backed by grant money, this training allows them to lead and coordinate weekly volleyball events at their university. They will then be asked to record and report the attendance at these sessions each term. In addition, HEVOs will use social media and team up with local volleyball clubs to grow the sport in their area.

Key traits

HEVOs have excellent communications skills and a positive “can do” approach. They are self-motivated, have strong organisational skills and are passionate about developing sport, particularly volleyball.

How do I apply?

If you want to become a HEVO for the 2020/21 academic year, you can read a full job description here and apply using this application form. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 30th June.

Want to find out more before applying? Email hevo@volleyballengland.org

Make a difference, become a university volleyball ambassador