Goldmark Volunteers event at BHC


Banbridge Hockey Club will be running an information event at the club on Goldmark Volunteering and Friday 25th January 2013 at 7.00pm.  This will also be a chance to to sign up any of our club volunteers aged between 14-24 to this scheme.  Volunteers are registered individually as well as part of BHC so everyone interested needs to attend this session to register and to get their record books.

There are recognition levels at 50, 100 and 200 hours and 200 hours rates an Award of Excellence


Goldmark Volunteers

GoldMark is a dynamic volunteer initiative designed to promote and recognise sports volunteering among young people aged 16-24.  It builds on the strengths of Millennium Volunteers which has been running successfully in Northern Ireland for over 10 years.  GoldMark is now part of the Millennium Volunteers family and we want you to join too.


Do you want to….

  • Take on new challenges and learn new skills?
  • Meet new people and have a laugh?
  • Impress employers?
  • Enhance your college application?
  • Make a difference?


If the answer is ‘Yes’ you will want to know about GoldMark.



  • Offers young people quality volunteer opportunities which are challenging, unique and inspiring
  • Showcases the talented youth in Northern Ireland and establish recognition for young sporting volunteers
  • Enables young people to develop their learning and skills
  • Creates a vibrant young sports volunteer network in order to meet new people, have a laugh, gain confidence and make a difference!


What Can I do?

Volunteer placements include mentoring, sports coaching, peer education, youth work and one-off placements to give you a taste of what volunteering is all about! There are a number of Delivery Partners across Northern Ireland providing a range of placements so there’s something to suit everyone.  If there is an activity you are passionate  about support may be available to design and run your own project.  Placements are designed to fit in with your other commitments so you decide your own hours and when you want to volunteer.



What’s in it for me?

After completing 200 hours of voluntary activity you will receive a nationally recognised Award of Excellence. You’ll also have a personal profile for your Record of Achievement which highlights what you’ve learnt through volunteering – use it to impress potential employers or colleges. You’ll receive guidance from a GoldMark Co-ordinator to help you decide on a suitable placement and support while you volunteer.  There are literally hundreds of opportunities to choose from so there is something for everyone! You’ll have the chance to expand your skills, learn new ones and undertake training.


GoldMark Volunteers get involved because it’s fun. You can meet new people and make new friends through your placement or at regular social and recognition events.  Volunteer expenses are provided which means you’ll never be out of pocket.


For more information log on to:

 Or contact

Alison Wilson at BHC