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Volunteering in sport isn't just about being a coach or an official - it can involve helping out at an event, organising a lunchtime running group, 5-a-side football league or even rounders in the park! Or perhaps use your IT, marketing, administration, fundraising and management skills to support clubs or just get involved to help and have fun. Volunteering in sport is a great way to:

Individual Benefits

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Give something back to the community and make a difference
  • Gain experience, confidence and develop new skills
  • Enhance your CV
  • Volunteering may even lead to possible employment opportunities
  • Build your confidence and self esteem
  • Improve your physical and mental wellbeing

Community Benefits

  • Improve morale by bringing the community together socially
  • Supporting people in communities that are in need
  • Make a difference to other people's lives

Organisation Benefits

  • Continued support in delivering to the local community
  • Fresh ways to deliver new services

If you are looking for sports volunteering and leadership opportunities then use the links below. Alternatively you can get in touch with Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, who have experienced staff that can help and advise you.

Additional Links

For more information please contact:

Noel Haines

Noel Haines

Sports Development Manager / Assistant CSP Director

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

  • Strategic Management & Business Planning
  • Key Stakeholder Liaison
  • National Governing Body (NGB) and Enhanced Services
  • Workforce Development
  • Safeguarding Lead
  • Charnwood Link Officer
01509 564859


  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Melton LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    O&W LSA
    Active Rutland
    H&B LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard


  • O&W LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Leicester
    Sport England
  • Active Partnerships
    Active Rutland
  • Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Charnwood LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    H&B LSA