Overview of Volunteering at the Games
2022 School Games National Finals
Loughborough University 1st – 4th September 2022
About the Games
The National School Games is a annual multi-sport event for the UK's aspiring school age talented athletes. Our aim is to create an inspirational and motivational setting,
that not only provides young talented athletes with an educational experience and opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels,
but encourages more young people to participate and succeed in sport.
The competition reinforces the experience of multi-sport events like the Olympic,Paralympic and Commonwealth Games. Last year was obviously a challenging year for us all and
meant that spectators were unable to attend the Games, but this year we are glad to announce that we are once again able to welcome spectators, which means we will need more volunteers this year.
Who will be competing
Ten National Governing Bodies of Sport are involved in the planning and running of their competitions at this event. Of the ten sports, three of them, Athletics, Cycling & Triathlon,
incorporate disability events, and two of them, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis are Paralympic only sports. The remainder of the sports are, BMX, Hockey, Modern Pentathlon, Netball and Women`s Cricket.
Around 1,200 of the nation`s finest young sports stars will participate in this event.
This is where you come in!
For us to successfully deliver the event we need around 200 volunteers, who will act as representatives for the event. We are looking for friendly, outgoing and reliable volunteers to fulfil a variety of roles.
Through the Games we aim to reward and recognise a diverse workforce of
skilled, trained and enthusiastic volunteers and inspire them to continue
their volunteering journey beyond this event.
Through the Games we aim to reward and recognise a diverse workforce of skilled, trained and enthusiastic volunteers and inspire them to continue their volunteering journey beyond this event.
For the majority of roles, no specific experience is required, as training (including safeguarding training) and briefings will take place prior to the event to ensure that you are fully prepared for
your role and responsibilities.You will also be required to complete the relevant checks.
For some roles, it will be beneficial, but not essential, to have knowledge of the Loughborough University campus, have experience of working with young people in a sports based setting, have good
communication and listening skills, be able to follow instructions and be able to work on your own initiative, as well as work effectively as a team.
As a volunteer you will receive School Games branded event kit and a packed lunch during your shifts.
PLEASE NOTE WHEN COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION FORM:
We will require a few volunteers during the weekend / days leading up to the start of the Games to carry out duties including general venue set up, bag packing and general administration tasks in preparation for the event.
If you indicate on your registration form that you are interested in a particular role, we cannot guarantee that you will be given this role, however, we will do our utmost to put you into a similar role.
When completing the information on your availability to volunteer, can you please ensure that where possible, that you are actually available at that time, and willing to
volunteer at that time. We are aware situations do change, so will look to accommodate any changes if required.
Volunteers must be available for a minimum of 3 shifts throughout the Games but if you can do more that would be great so please indicate this on your application.
Volunteering Opportunities on Offer