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Volunteering opportunities

If you're not volunteering through your local club but are still keen to get involved, here are some organisations that can help, or need your help!

Do-it makes finding out about volunteering as simple as possible.

The website has a UK-wide online database of opportunities with thousands of vacancies in local and national volunteer organisations.

You can search for opportunities by postcode or type of volunteering.


TimeBank aims to inspire a new generation of volunteers. Register for their Be A Sport campaign on their website and search for your local sports partner.

The Experience Corps and Step into Sport

Experience Corps encourages people aged 50 and over to share their time and skills with the wider community.

It works alongside the Department for Culture Media and Sport's (DCMS) Step into Sport initiative to encourage the 50 pluses to sign up with voluntary sports clubs.

To join the Experience Corps and Step into Sport and help a local sports club in your area, call freephone 0800 106 080 or visit the website.

British Sports Trust

The BST organises the Sports Leader Awards, which help volunteers become leaders in their local communities through sporting activity.

Millennium Volunteers

This is a Government-funded initiative for young people. Anyone between 16 and 24 can be a Millennium Volunteer.

The scheme encourages people to get involved with things like sports coaching to gain valuable experience.

Volunteering in Wales

Dragon Sport offers 7-11 year olds sporting opportunities playing rugby, athletics, cricket, football, hockey, netball and tennis.

They want more parents and volunteers to help to support their after school and community Dragon Sport Clubs.

The Volunteering in Wales

This website, in Welsh and English language, has volunteering opportunities across provided by the 33 volunteer agencies in Wales.

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action

This body is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales which represents voluntary organisations in Wales.

Volunteering in Northern Ireland

The Volunteer Development Agency has information on volunteering campaigns and initiatives and links to volunteer agencies in Northern Ireland.

Sports Council Northern Ireland

The SCNI works to increase young people's participation in sport in Northern Ireland.

Volunteering in Scotland is a website to the voluntary sector in Scotland. Information comes directly from charities and voluntary organisations throughout the country.

Disability Sport England

DSE co-ordinates opportunities in sport for people with disabilities. Volunteer roles include reception, staffing phones and administration work.

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It's about getting children involved, getting them to enjoy it and helping them see the potential within themselves.
- Michael MacNeill, football coach


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