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Become a volunteer and help us to make a difference in the lives of children

Our team of fantastic volunteers play a huge part in helping Sports Connections Foundation deliver services and raise funds to support children and young people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable, poverty stricken or living with life-limiting illnesses.

People volunteer for different reasons, but through volunteering everyone can:

  • Support a great cause

  • Feel rewarded about making a practical contribution to helping children and young people

  • Meet new and interesting people

  • Gain skills in new areas

  • Increase your work experience and use existing talents


Ways to Get Involved

We will support you by providing all the training required to carry out your role with confidence. This varies from role to role but we will support you along the way. You will have regular contact with our Volunteer team who will keep in touch with you to keep you up to date with news from across Sports Connections Foundation. We want to make sure you have an enjoyable and rewarding volunteering experience with us and we really value the contribution you make and the time that you give.

We'll also make sure you've got any materials that you need for your role and can reimburse any reasonable travel expenses too.

Once you've completed six months volunteering with us, we will also be happy to provide a reference for you to any future employers. In return, we just ask that you are committed to your role and are a great ambassador for the charity.

We currently have a number of roles where we are looking for additional volunteer support. Could you give a few hours, a few days or even sign up for a regular volunteering opportunity? We would love to hear from you.

There are so many ways that you can get involved with Sports Connections Foundation as a volunteer. You can be as involved as much or as little as you want. Whether it's an hour or two that you can spare each week, there are so many ways that you can help us.

Below are links to the latest volunteering opportunities that we have at Sports Connections Foundation. All roles are currently home-based and flexible to suit your availability, and as such there is no minimum time commitments.  

You must be a UK resident and aged 16 or over to apply. If you are under 18 we will require parental consent.

Development / Research Volunteer

Development / Research Volunteers help us to raise awareness of our work and to increase our donations by helping to create new opportunities in the local area.


Volunteer Ambassadors help to raise awareness of our work by attending events to talk about our work and encourage others to get involved in fundraising activity

Public Relations Volunteer

Work with key stakeholders to identify news and article opportunities.
Draft press releases and articles which highlight the work of SCF childrens charity.

Virtual Collection Tin Volunteer

A virtual collection happens entirely online, and we’ll make it as easy as possible for you to promote yours, giving you lots of hints and tips for bringing your fundraising page to life.

Events & Challenges Volunteer

SCF are looking for an Events and Challenges volunteer to help to put together and deliver a portfolio of events and challenges for the charities fundraising strategy.


This role involves photographing and videoing at our ProKick Schools Challenge and at the various charity events we hold as well as photographing volunteers at work.

Grant / Bid Writer Volunteer

SCF are looking for a volunteer grant / bid writer to help to put together a grant strategy and to research and submit funding grants on behalf of the income and engagement team.

Social Media

Work with key stakeholders to create an engaging, varied calendar of social
content, hooking into appropriate key dates/events. Drafting social posts highlighting the charities work.

Digital Content Volunteer

Work with key stakeholders to create engaging digital content that can be used
across SCF’s social media channels – video / animated GIFs / infographics /
image cards

Additional: We encourage diversity in all our volunteer roles. If you have a disability or additional need and have concerns as to your ability to volunteer, please do contact us to see how we can support you.


Essential Skills Required:

  • A friendly and approachable personality

  • Lots of enthusiasm and a big smile.


Support Given:

  • Staff on site to support and brief you on the day

  • A written brief with detailed instructions before the event

  • A Sports Connections Foundation branded t-shirt

  • Refreshments on the day

  • Adherence to all current government advised Covid safety measures.


What you’ll get out of the experience:

  • Meet new people and make a huge difference to our runners by supporting them to reach the finish line

  • Enjoy the friendly and exciting atmosphere and get a great view of the race

  • Support Sports Connection Foundations fundraisers who are taking on a challenge to raise vital funds, helping us to continue supporting children and young people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable, poverty-stricken or living with life-limiting illnesses.

Volunteer Application Form

Give us a hand & start making a difference