Find out how you can volunteer at the School Games National Finals going forwards.

The School Games National Finals are back!

After having to postpone the Games, for obvious reasons, we are pleased to confirm that the 2021 School Games will take place in September. Be assured that in the current climate we are working closely with the Medical Team and PHE to ensure we provide a safe environment for all concerned.

For us to successfully deliver the event we need between 150 and 200 volunteers, who will act as representatives for the event, so we are looking for friendly, outgoing and reliable volunteers to fulfil a variety of roles.

It is through this event we aim to reward and recognise a diverse workforce of skilled, trained and enthusiastic volunteers and inspire them to continue their volunteering journey beyond this event.

For the majority of roles, no specific experience is required, as training (including safeguarding training) and briefings will take place prior to the event to ensure that you are fully prepared for your role and responsibilities, you will also be required to complete the relevant checks.

For some roles, it will be beneficial, but not essential, to have experience of working with young people in a sports based setting, have good communication and listening skills, be able to follow instructions and be able to work on your own initiative, as well as work effectively as a team.

As a volunteer you will receive School Games branded event kit and a packed lunch during your shifts. Find out more about the different Volunteer Roles here

Individual Volunteers

Please note:

  • You must be 16 or over to volunteer at the Games as an individual volunteer. For School Group volunteers please see the section below.  
  • We will require a few volunteers during the weekend / days leading up to the start of the Games to carry out duties including general venue set up, bag packing and general administration tasks in preparation for the event.
  • If you indicate on your registration form that you are interested in a particular role, we cannot guarantee that you will be given this role, however, we will do our utmost to put you into a similar role.
  • When completing the information on your availability to volunteer, can you please ensure that where possible, that you are actually available, at that time, and willing to volunteer at that time. We are aware situations do change, so will look to accommodate any changes if required.

Volunteers must be available for a minimum of 3 shifts throughout the Games but if you can do more that would be great so please indicate this on your application.


Registration for volunteering at the School Games is now open and we really would like to have as many local people and University students, as possible, volunteering at this event.

So please help us by volunteering for this event.

If you would like to make an application to volunteer at the School Games 2021, please click here.  

Or if you have any further questions E-Mail [email protected]

Thank you – we look forward to hearing from you!