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A young leader is communicating a plan to a group of young people and staff.

A young leader is communicating a plan to a group of young people and staff.

See My Voice is a sports leadership programme for young people with disabilities aged 14-19. The project helps Young Leaders gain confidence and develop life skills, which helps boost their self-esteem and improve employment prospects. It also allows them to meet new people and become involved in their local and national communities.

See My Voice Scaling Up Project

In 2021, See My Voice was chosen to be involved in Spring Impact's Scaling Up Project, funded by Sport England. British Blind Sport collaborated with UK Deaf Sport and Sport Birmingham to empower young people with other impairments and influence organisations that provide volunteer opportunities to adopt more inclusive practices.

The success of this programme inspired BBS to explore new partnerships. Over the next 10 months, BBS will work with Sport Birmingham, Active Gloucestershire and Together Active (Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent) to replicate and deliver the project in clubs and communities across the West Midlands and the South West.

See My Voice Documentary

Since 2018, the programme has supported 194 young people to volunteer over 3,110 hours (444 working days) of their time to help facilitate sports clubs, events, and organisations across the UK.

The below documentary highlights the positive outcomes of See My Voice, the impact it has had on our Young Leaders and the organisations at which they have volunteered.

See My Voice Toolkit

The See My Voice 'Toolkit' covers a range of topics and aims to support sports organisations and clubs to offer accessible volunteering opportunities. The document can be downloaded below, either in PDF or in a plain text Word version.

Get Involved!

If you want to become a Delivery Partner or Host Organisation for young volunteers, please contact the British Blind Sport office at 01926 424247 or email info@britishblindsport.org.uk.

For more information on each current project partner, please visit:

Sport Birmingham
Website: https://sportbirmingham.org/

Together Active
Website: https://togetheractive.org/

Active Gloucestershire
Website: https://www.activegloucestershire.org/