Do I have to be good at sports to volunteer?

No, you don’t have to be good at sports or have any technical knowledge of sports to be able to volunteer in sport. Some roles such as coaching and officiating do require some specific knowledge of sport, but grassroots sport also relies on many people with lots of other skills, including groundskeepers, administrative volunteers and fundraisers. You don’t need to be sporty or have any technical knowledge of the sport to volunteer in these sorts of roles at a club.

If you’re interested in volunteering, a good place to start is to think about what you can offer as a volunteer. How much time do you want to put in? What skills do you have or would you like to develop? Understanding these will help you find the best role for you in volunteering.

The national governing bodies of individual sports sometimes have more information on what kind of volunteering roles they need. If you don’t have a specific sport in mind, take this quiz to find a volunteering role that suits you.

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