"Jump Forward" this Summer

Volunteers Badminton

“Jump Forward”, a British Eventing initiative funded by grants from the Big Lottery Awards aims to encourage more young people into Volunteering. The programme offers a great opportunity to young people aged 16-21 to get involved in volunteering, as well as allowing them to benefit from free expert career advice.

The project is free, and takes place over two days, the first day taking place in a classroom environment with guest speakers giving guidance on career choices such as apprenticeships, coaching, BGA and more, plus interview techniques and CV advice.

The second day will take place at a British Eventing event, where the group can meet and talk to some of the volunteers and officials on the ground, and even have a go at some of the roles on the day. It is a great way for young people to feel part of something big – and get active in the process.

Lunch is provided for free each day and all participants will also gain free registration onto the Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA) which is which is an award scheme from the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) designed to recognise the time and dedication young volunteers give to equestrianism to help them become equestrian leaders of the future. 

Session Content*

Day 1 – Volunteering and Career choices: what are the options?

A series of fun and interactive workshops with guest speakers covering:

  • Different volunteering roles in the sport of eventing
  • Q&A with some of the sports longest standing volunteers
  • Information about the Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA) and induction pack 
  • Free lunch and refreshments
  • Career choices - what are the options?
  • Being employed or self-employed - what you need to know
  • Making an impression - how to come across well and appear confident


Day 2 – A peek behind the scenes at a British Eventing Event (outdoors)

A day out at a BE event, covering:

  • Meet and chat to volunteers and officials
  • Guided tour of the event, getting a peek behind the scenes
  • Find out about what goes into the running of the event
  • Walk of the cross country course
  • Participants might even get the chance to 'have a go' at some of the volunteering roles on the day
  • Free lunch and refreshments

For further details including dates and venues please contact Stephanie.Toogood@britisheventing.com or call 02476 698859.



Relevant courses

16 Feb

BECF Masterclass - Training for the Top - with Andrew Nicholson

  • Role: Rider, Coach, Official, 12-21

SNEC, Oatridge Agricultural College

18 Mar

Volunteer Training - all the different roles!!

  • Role: Official, Volunteer

Ian Stark Equestrian Centre

Jump Forward project Courtesy of Big Lottery Awards for All