University of Birmingham Sport has a dedicated team offering volunteering opportunities to get involved with during your time here. Volunteering is known to help with future employment, and our Extra Mile programme is the perfect way to get involved!
We offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities that are tailored to suit our students’ busy timetables. These can range from school sport competitions, primary school sports festivals, Great Birmingham Run, and many more! Our students also benefit year on year from the generosity of our industry partners, who support the development of our volunteers. Partners include Aldi UK, and The Adam Cole Foundation.
These opportunities are available for all University of Birmingham students, regardless of sporting ability or course. Previous volunteers have helped with coaching, events, open days and also assisting the Jamaican Olympic Team while they trained for World Championships 2017. Find out more by reading about students’ volunteering experiences: Kingstun’s volunteering experience, Dan’s volunteering experience and Emily’s volunteering experience. Discover more on our Student News Page.
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is also just around the corner, offering students the opportunity to volunteer at one of the world’s biggest sporting events.
By joining the Extra Mile and recording volunteering hours, volunteers can receive:
- A volunteer bag (1 hour)
- A volunteer t-shirt (10 hours)
- A chance to apply for a bursary worth up to £80 (30 hours)