Destination Judo has a long association with charitable events and we regularly volunteer our time and resources. We have a very special relationship with the Nicola Murray Foundation and Finlay’s Friends and the Harmeny Education Trust.
We also strive to be a part of our wider judo community and encourage all our judoka to volunteer their time as helpers, event assistants, or by pursuing refereeing qualifications.
Volunteering directly improves our communities but it also allows us to connect with others. Even helping with the smallest of tasks can make a real difference to you and to those you help. This could be as simple as helping put the mats away at the end of a competition. Recognising you can help others is a powerful way to grow as a person.
See our other sections on successful outcomes. Volunteering is entwined with other benefits to our mental and physical health: self-confidence, social awareness, and a sense of purpose are just a few of the benefits that you get by volunteering. Susan is the perfect embodiment to that – having sustained an injury that stopped her competing she changed track – she has been a table official, a referee, and a coaching assistant. She is working towards her Level 1 coaching qualifications and her Black belt – all while getting ready to read Psychology at University!