Our Volunteers

Everyone involved with the running of Forest Flyerz, including coaches, is a volunteer. It takes a lot of volunteers to maintain the level of support that we want to provide for every session, and we’re very lucky to have such a committed and energetic bunch! If anyone would like to join our Flyerz volunteer team you will be very welcome, no experience necessary – contact club volunteer co-ordinator Maria Joannou at volunteer@walthamforesthc.co.uk.

All of our volunteers get an an immense amount of satisfaction and pride from volunteering with Forest Flyerz. Below are just some of the reasons why they give up their time:

“I feel a deep pride that we are serving the local community and putting smiles onto kids faces”

“Through volunteering at Forest Flyerz I have joined a new community, made friends and got a great sense of achievement when I hear the positive feedback from the parents and carers”

“I have seen the young people gain in confidence and their concentration levels have improved. Their hockey skills are getting better every week and they seem to enjoy themselves”

“To date I personally have worked with the most physically challenged children, mostly on a one-to-one basis, and have always managed to get them to participate in some form of hockey exercise only to be told later by the parents that they didn’t expect to see this degree of participation on first attendence. The parents are extremely appreciative of our efforts and it is always good to read the feedback that we get in emails”

“The children appear to be enthusiastic week to week. I think from what we see as volunteers this is best demonstrated by the fact that the children appear to be more attentive each week and want to learn more so that they can play together”

“I can’t stop smiling at the end of the session!  I feel like I’ve done a really good thing and have been involved in helping a group of kids to have a really good time.  The final part of the session where each child receives a reward sticker provides such a supportive and positive environment”

“I’ve seen kids who struggled to take part in their first session becoming more and more involved in the tasks and able to concentrate for longer periods of time.  That’s a big deal”

“It is very rewarding when you see how much children have enjoyed the session and the excitement, too, at the start of the sessions. It is also a fantastic feeling when you see them achieve and perform the specific activity you have spent time trying to teach them”