Can I volunteer in elite sport?

Yes, you can. It’s not just grassroots sport that relies on volunteers, elite sport does too.

Event volunteering

Lots of major sporting events need volunteers and you could get involved with anything from marshalling and handing out water to being a first aider or looking after athletes. If you’re interested in event volunteering you can sign up to the Be Inspired newsletter or go to their website to find volunteering opportunities.


If you’re interested in talent coaching, Sports Coach UK run a range of different programmes. They will help you to improve your coaching skills specifically for talent coaching. Find out more information from the Sports Coach UK website.

See the following links for more information:

Be Inspired - Opportunities to volunteer

Sports Coach UK - Talent coaching