Find out how you can volunteer at the 2018 School Games.

For us to successfully deliver the event we need around 400 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 knowledge of the University campus, 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.

Volunteer now

Recruitment is still open to volunteer at the School Games National Finals 2018.

If you would like to complete the open application form to volunteer as an individual apply now.

There are two alternate routes for volunteering. Follow the links to find out more about the opportunities on offer and the application process:

  • School Groups – if you are volunteering as a group of young people.
  • YST Young volunteers – if you are volunteering as a individual young person and have previously taken part in a Youth Sport Trust programme.

Volunteering opportunities on offer

  • Games Services
  • Pre Event Volunteer
  • Team Attache
  • Venue Volunteer

Find out what you could be doing in a volunteer role.


  • 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.