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Sports volunteering

Sports Volunteering provides you with a great opportunity to learn new skills, improve your self confidence, meet new people and gain valuable work experience to help you build your CV.

So why not spare a few hours each week to volunteer and make a difference?

You can get involved in a number of roles ranging from coaching, marketing, sports events or administrative duties. This can be through our links with local schools, local sports clubs or with the local authorities of Manchester City Council and Cheshire East Council.

Opportunities are available through links with our partner agencies:

Volunteering contacts

To register and look for volunteering opportunities in sport plus job and work experience vacancies contact:

Manchester

Jo Breakell
Tel: 0161 247 5309
Email: socialxchange@mmu.ac.uk
Web: mmuxchange.com

Cheshire

Gareth Smith
Tel: 0161 247 5683
Email: g.a.smith@mmu.ac.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

I've never volunteered before, can anyone do it?
Yes, anyone can volunteer. You don’t need any skills or qualifications to begin sports volunteering and you don’t need to be good at sport. You just need enthusiasm, commitment and be willing to work as part of a team. If you have any qualifications or experience already, please let us know. Volunteering is just as much about enjoying yourself as helping others.
How many hours will I need to do?
You can do as much or as little as you like to fit around your life. Most volunteers give about 1 – 2 hours a week. The more you put into volunteering the more you get out of it. Training is available for completing minimum hours so log hours towards gaining recognised qualifications.
What’s in it for me?
  • Experience of working with a variety of people from within the local community
  • Giving something back' to the local communities of Manchester or Cheshire
  • Providing them with a quality volunteer from the MMU student population
  • Gain a range of skills and work experience to help build your CV and improve your employability