Sports & Physical Activities Projects

Our students run a range of outreach projects based around the benefits of sports and physical activity for mind, body and soul!

Below are some examples of our sport and physical activity projects - for more information on wider sport volunteering opportunities and development pathways visit Team Durham Volunteering.

Participation Football

**New and exciting project**

Participation Football is a project in which you can choose to attend one or more of 4 different football sessions with different members of the community! Join us and Team Durham staff in running and participating in regular friendly football games for local adults with complex needs. The goal of these sessions is to support engagement, integration and to improve physical and mental health!

All football sessions are at Maiden Castle and see our programme below for more details!

If you'd like any more information please contact Matthew at participation.football@durham.ac.uk

https://www.facebook.com/ParticipationFootball2021/

Community Wellness
We work with the local community to offer support to social projects whose focus is on improving wellbeing whilst encouraging connections between students and service users. Students volunteer with a range of sport/exercise classes for disadvantaged adults in the community, offering general advice and companionship within the sessions. Currently working with the Waddington Centre, a mental health support centre and Durham’s Mum’s on the Run, volunteers meet weekly to help and support service users. Guided sessions aim to increase their confidence, knowledge, and socialisation to improve mental and physical health. Volunteers don’t need any prior experience and just help in one of the projects – as long as your enthusiastic we’d love to hear from you. We are always looking to expand the projects we help so watch this space for new opportunities! Contact: Sophie Banerji (Project Leader) Email: community.wellness@durham.ac.uk
Holiday Camps

The holiday camps are a great opportunity for a project leader to organise activities and volunteers for a range of children over the school holidays. The camps will feature a range of activities including craft activities and games. This project is ideal for anyone looking for extra experience working with children in a fun and lively environment.

Contact teamdurham.holidaycamps@durham.ac.uk