Benefits of the programme


  • Develop transferrable life skills
  • Gain valuable experience and increase your employability
  • The chance to gain additional academic credit through the Career Development Module
  • Meet new people and have fun!

The following commitment is expected of each volunteer, the minimum requirement we ask for is 15 hours throughout the course of the academic year.

*1-15 Hours 

  • Travel Expenses Reimbursed
  • Volunteer T-shirt
  • Certificate in First Aid
  • Certificate in Child Protection (if necessary)
  • CRB (If necessary)

**15-30 Hours                                      

  • Same as above
  • + funded through Level 1 Coaching Qualification

***30 Hours +                                        

  • Same as above
  • + funded through Level 2 Coaching Qualification


“Working with children is a great opportunity for me as I am doing a Masters in Education and hope to become a teacher. I have had to learn to be organised, flexible and approachable. These are fantastic life skills. I would definitely recommend sports volunteering as the experiences and skills you develop can help in many different situations”

Kirstin Endleman- Sports Volunteer 2012-13

For more information on this and further opportunities to develop your skills go to the NCL+ Website

To be a part of this year’s programme and to get the best out of Sports Volunteering at Newcastle University contact Sarah Todd

Frequently Asked Questions