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Get inspired: How to get into volunteering

Volunteering makes sport and physical activity work. All over the UK, people give up their time to boost their communities in a thousand different ways. But you don’t need to be a qualified coach to make a difference.

Truth is, everybody has something to offer. So, if you’re a book-keeping boffin or a specialist sandwich-maker scroll here is a good place to start!

Volunteering can be very rewarding and offers a great opportunity to:

  • Develop new skills
  • Improve personal development
  • Make new friends
  • Have lots of fun

Volunteering can also provide individuals with some vital sports event and work experience to stand out from the crowd creating a pathway to paid employment.

Give back to your community

Sport and Physical Activity makes a defining contribution to life in Solihull making us a happier, healthier, safer and stronger community.

Our volunteers are at the heart of sport and physical activity in Solihull; they play a pivotal role in encouraging and supporting people to get involved, and stay involved, at all levels.

We need even more so if you would like to find out how to get involved this section will give you ideas and put you in contact with the right people.

Young people can build their confidence and skills by volunteering, older people can stay active and be involved in their local community.

Hundreds of new people every year are discovering the satisfaction, skills and confidence that volunteering brings. We want to inspire you to join them!

Opportunities in Solihull

Get involved and volunteer in sport and physical activity in Solihull. A range of opportunities exist and can be found below:

Resource Description
Local Volunteering Opportunities – via Do.It and Join In There are hundreds of voluntary organisations in Solihull looking for your skills, your time, your enthusiasm.
Sign up to the Solihull Active  event team The events team has been established to help provide a workforce of volunteers for one-off sport and leisure activities across the borough i.e. Lets Get Active, Race for Life, Active for Life
Sign up as a volunteer on one of our projects Fancy leading a walk, helping people cycle, meet and greet at sessions, a spot of office administration, social media guru, or be an ambassador for sport and physical activity in Solihull. Whatever your passion there is a role for you just get in touch!

National Volunteer Management Portal

Volunteering England’s Volunteer Management Portal acts as a gateway to the world of volunteer management with links to over a thousand resources and information on support, training and development opportunities for people managing volunteers.