Professional Volunteer

  • VO93807


You'll use your professional skills to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport.
Roles are flexible and work around your schedule. We share opportunities relevant to you. Most of our volunteering support is delivered digitally, so easier to start supporting our members.

We know representation matters, which is why we want our volunteers to reflect the diversity of the community groups we work with. We are actively encouraging applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds and other minoritised groups to apply as we are currently under-represented in this space. You will get to meet the inspirational faces of community groups across the UK and immerse yourself in their work; use your existing skills in a rewarding fashion whilst developing new ones; guide members to become more inclusive; network with other like-minded individuals helping grassroots sports groups survive; and so much more. Our volunteers say that making a positive difference to our members is what they most enjoy about volunteering at Sported.

Skills/Experience Required:

Our volunteers have 3 or more years’ professional and/or lived experience in any of the below core support topics:

Evaluation and Impact
Financial Management
Fundraising & Income Generation
Leadership Coaching
Marketing/PR Planning (Business / Strategic)
Project Planning
Sports Development
Volunteer & Staff Management
Women and Girls
Other skills or lived experience that might be applicable

Organisation aims and objectives

Sported is a leading ‘Sport for Change’ charity, helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We pair volunteers with skills from the business sector (strategy planning, fundraising, PR & Marketing, finance, governance and evaluation & impact) with our member community clubs to support them in becoming more effective and sustainable.


Travel details: Community sports clubs/venues across the Scottish Borders.


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses in line with our policy are covered in the instances in-person meetings occur.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Initial induction followed by online and networking/training sessions from time to
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