Sports Volunteer Programme

The Sports Volunteer Programme runs throughout the academic year and offers opportunities for students to gain experience working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, local schools, clubs and community groups.

There are opportunities in:

  • coaching
  • officiating
  • event management/promotion
  • administration
  • mentoring

You don’t have to be an amazing athlete to become a Sports Volunteer, or be amazingly fit and sporty, you just need to be energetic, motivated and passionate about helping others.

Sport volunteer


  • Gain valuable experience and increase your employability.
  • Gain practical insight into working with young people and vulnerable groups.
  • Opportunity to gain national governing body and first aid qualifications.
  • Gain additional academic credit through the Career Development Module.
  • Meet new people and make new friends.
  • Enhance your student experience.
  • Free DBS check (formerly CRB check).
  • Appropriate sports kit provided.
  • Transport costs reimbursed.

Skills you could develop

You could develop many skills but particularly:

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This opportunity is offered by the Sports Centre.