You’ll meet the inspirational faces of community groups and use your existing skills whilst developing new ones; guide members to become more inclusive and network with other like-minded individuals helping grassroots sports groups survive. You’ll use your professional skills and lived experience to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport. Most of our volunteering support is delivered digitally so its easy to get started.
Short-term placements – Focused on one topic area/specific challenge, usually last about 6 sessions.
Long-term placements – Over several months and encompass single/multiple topics.
One-off support – Kickstarts are semi-structured, informal chats to learn more about a group’s strengths and challenges.
Sported is a leading Sport for Change charity, helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We're a membership organisation, working with over 3000 amazing community groups and organisations that are using the power of sport to tackle the root causes of some of society's biggest problems, and giving disadvantaged young people the opportunities to succeed in life. We support the inspirational local heroes and heroines that run these clubs by providing free business and financial support so that they have the skills, knowledge and resources to continue their amazing work. We have a network of volunteer business mentors who work with our members on a one-to-one basis, providing expert consultancy on a range of business issues.
Any:- Evaluation/Impact Facilities Financial Management Fundraising & Income Generation Governance Inclusion Leadership Coaching Marketing/PR Planning (Business / Strategic) Planning Sports Development Volunteer/Staff Management Women and Girls Other skills or lived experience that might be applicable
Unsure if you’ve got the right qualifications? Not terribly interested in sport? Don’t let that stop you from getting in touch and chatting with a member of the Sported team! We think volunteering with us is a rewarding opportunity to help community groups survive so that young people thrive. We offer an initial chat and an induction and ongoing training, should you wish to participate.
Flexibility & Commitment
1 - 3 hours per month
Support will usually be delivered either virtually or at the place of delivery/venue for community grassroots sports clubs.
We provide a streamlined expense system, which ensures travel claims are paid upon submission, within a few days.
- Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs