UoM Sport

Be a Sport Volunteer

Could you make a difference? You don't have to be sporty to be involved with the Sports Volunteer Scheme.

  • Are you a student or staff member at The University of Manchester?
  • Do you want to gain valuable work experience, develop your leadership skills?
  • Do you have an active interest in sport?
  • Are you helping out at a local sports club while a member of your family is playing?
  • Do you have at least 4 free hours a month?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the above, the Sports Volunteer Scheme (SVS) could be for you.

Be rewarded and recognised

  • Annual ceritifcate of achievement
  • Recognition on HEAR (official document) which you can refer to in job applications
  • Financial contributions towards National Governing Body qualifications,
  • Enhanced employability - from learning and practicing of transferrable skills
  • Free sports kit (for those volunteering in the community)

Vanessa Cowan gives you a glimpse into her world of volunteering. See the full article

You can benefit from our network of contacts and partnerships with local schools and sports clubs around Manchester or you can help out at large scale sporting events in the area. SVS have provided volunteers who marshalled at the Great Manchester Run, coached football at award winning sports clubs, coordinating competitors at Marie Curie Swimathon and even attended the 2012 Olympics.

We can offer you even more opportunities in a variety of roles including coaching, officiating, sports development and administration. The flexibility of the scheme allows you to choose how much time you want to put in.

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If you have any spare time in between studying and want to do something rewarding and fun then click here to register or contact sportsvolunteer@manchester.ac.uk

Organisations which provide volunteering opportunities

Local sports clubs

Jump Space Sale United Football Club Didsbury Netball Club
Leigh Miners Rangers ARLFC Fletcher Moss Ranger Football Academy Longford Girls FC
Stockport RUFC Special Tag

Trafford Athletics Club

Stockport School of Gymnastics
Great Run Local

Sale Sports Club

Opportunities to volunteer within the university

Campus Sport

Hall Sport


Cheerleading Society

Dodgeball Society

Frank Morton 2016

Other local organisations which carry out sporting activities

Chapter 1 The Limes Factory Youth Zone Life Leisure
Little Sports Coaching Diane Modahl Sports Foundation Great Run Local
Street Soccer Academy Xaverian College Youth on Solid Ground
Elsmbank Specialist Art Colleges Stanley Grove Primary Academy CSSC Sport & Leisure
Manchester FA National Cycling Centre The Energy Box Sports Centre
The Manchester College

National Organisations

Triathlon England

Our Next Events

Got some free time coming up soon? Have a look at the next events that need volunteers.

Videographers National Squash Championships - Squash Centre, Sport City - Oct 2016 - Dec 2017

'Things I wish I'd Known' - Workshop on transferrable skills and using them to get a job - University of Manchester - 8th November 2016 and 9th February 2017

Cancer Research Uk Winter Run Series 2017

Bogle Walk - Greater Manchester - March 2017

For more information about any of these events contact sportsvolunteer@manchester.ac.uk or +44 (0)161 275 6988

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