I want to volunteer

Anyone can volunteer; all you need is passion and some available time (sometimes very little!)

People choose to volunteer for a variety of different reasons; it may be that you'd like an opportunity to give back to your community, make a difference to the lives of others, improve your CV by developing your skills or pay forward a good deed you received. It may be that you want to volunteer for one off events, help to run a fundraising project, become a trustee, or volunteer as a family.

Egg Cameron leads York Goodgym:

"There are loads of opportunities out there, whether you can commit to an hour a month or several per week. I think a really common misconception is that you need to 'give up your time' to volunteer, but really volunteering completely enriches your time".

Whatever your motivation, commitment and availability, there will be an opportunity to suit you.

To volunteer at a sports club or setting you:

  • do NOT need to have formal qualifications to get involved. There are plenty of roles within a club, from meeter-greeter, organisation roles, PR or marketing.
  • do NOT need to be sporty or physically fit to volunteer at a sports club or setting. For example digital or fundraising skills are mostly sought after within clubs.
  • do NOT need to be able to offer loads of time. The setting will communicate with you through role outlines and agree commitments. There are one off events that you can take part in too!

Follow the links to find your next volunteering role.