Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

If you are looking for an exciting volunteering role that utilises your professional skills, empowers community groups and helps to transform young lives, we may have the opportunity for you.

Join the Sported network

This is your chance to apply your professional skills and experience to help amazing local group leaders, who are often short of both time and resources, to help them make tangible change in their communities.


The main role is to work directly with groups in our network and help them build the skills that they need to make their organisation sustainable.  Find out more about the groups we work with here

You could be supporting groups:

  1. On long term mentor placements – these normally last 3-6 months
  2. On short term Light Touch placements – these are 3-6 interactions
  3. Running one-off webinars/workshops or phone clinics
  4. Creating or supporting the Sported team to create online resources for the network

There are also opportunities to support Sported directly, sharing your skills with the Sported team.


We ask that you have at least 3 years of professional experiences in at least one of the following areas:

Fundraising and writing funding applications

Business planning



Strategic planning


Evaluation and impact

Any skills on top of these are an added bonus and we’d love to hear about them and how they can be utilised to support our network and the Sported team.

How will Sported support me?

  • Before you start volunteering with Sported you will be given a full induction by Sported staff and you will be given access to our online platform with a wide range of resources available
  • When you start volunteering we will take time to understand your skills, availability and preferences in order to match you to the right opportunities

  • You will have access to support from the Sported team during office hours
  • We will reimburse you for any travel costs incurred as part of your volunteer role

Please note that placements are demand dependant so there may be periods of time when we have no placements available.

If you would like to speak to someone about volunteering in more detail, use the Contact us button below to get in touch.

We are currently recruiting:

Area of ex

Location: UK wide

Specific experience in fundraising and writing funding applications

Location: Mid and West Wales
At least three years of experience in at least one of the following: Business planning; Governance; Marketing and PR; Fundraising and writing funding applications; Action planning; Finance; Evaluation and impact

Location: Northern Ireland

Volunteers in the West of Northern Ireland
At least three years of experience in at least one of the following: Business planning; Governance; Marketing and PR; Fundraising; Strategic and action planning; Finance; Evaluation and impact. 

Fundraising volunteers across Northern Ireland
We’re looking for fundraising volunteers with at least 3 years’ experience across Northern Ireland. 

If you’re interested in any of these opportunities we’d love to hear from you.

To apply

  1. Please complete the volunteer application form. You can part-complete your application, save it and come back to it later – or complete it all at once.
  2. Your application will be reviewed by the Sported Team
  3. We will then be in touch to arrange an informal interview
  4. If at this stage both parties wish to proceed, we will request your references
  5. You will be invited to attend an induction training session, normally lasting 1-2 hours


If you aren’t sure if you have the right skills or experience or would like to speak to someone about the role in more detail please contact us at


If the current opportunities aren’t right for you, we’re still grateful for your interest.  We update this page as things change so please check back in a couple of months or feel free to email with a brief outline of your skillset and attach your CV and we’ll be in touch if anything comes up.


I want to help

If you’re not sure or have any questions, please feel free to get in touch using the form: 

020 3848 4670 or email