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Volunteering in sport

We recognise the immense benefits that volunteers can bring, and the bridges they can build between us and the local community.

Volunteering in sport can be extremely rewarding, and you don’t need to be sporty or have previous experience to take part. It’s a great way to meet people and gain confidence, learn new skills and take on new challenges – and make a difference.

Our sport and recreation team offers many varied roles for volunteers, including:

  • Sport leaders, facilitators, administrators and monitors
  • Walk and run leaders
  • Event marshals and volunteers
  • Specialist volunteers, such as photographers or exercise class leaders for specific groups

We’ll provide all necessary training. Our sport and recreation volunteer information [PDF, 2MB] leaflet explains the scheme in more detail.

Contact us to request an application form if you’re interested in volunteering. You must be at least 18 years old, and you’ll need to provide two references and a DBS check.

For every hour you spend helping your community, you will earn one time credit. Time credits can be exchanged for a variety of things, from exercise classes to cinema and theatre tickets.

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