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Passionate about sport? Be a sports volunteer with NTU, and make a difference doing what you love – whether it’s supporting PE lessons, delivering after-school sports clubs, or coaching a local sports club.

Volunteering is an amazing way to help people, but it also has some real benefits for you. It can really enhance your CV, helping you stand out to employers, and it can be a great opportunity to develop some new skills. You'll also get to meet lots of like-minded people and make friends.

Recruiting now

NTU Sport Community Mentor

A mentor is there to guide and advise, striving to meet set goals to help young people achieve their potential!
We are looking to build on The Pythian Club’s mentoring programme to provide a range of physical and social activities, utilising NTU students who display positive qualities associated with being an affective role model.  As a mentor simply turning up for a young person every week is sometimes all the difference they need. Supporting with school, relationships, achievements, hobbies, interests and talents are all part of a protective process in making a difference to a young person.

Young people need: 
-Someone to listen to them
- Support to refocus on school attendance or achievements
- Confidence to make new friends
- Help to find hobbies, interests and talents
- Guidance to stay away from risk taking behaviour, gangs etc

Sign up here.

Rackets Cubed - Tennis and Maths Session Leader 

In partnership with Rackets Cubed, NTU Sport will host and provide a weekly integrated Tennis, Maths and Nutrition programme to local primary school children based in the Clifton area. This programme strives to provide young people with significant complementary extra-curricular support to promote their physical, psychological development and education achievement.

  • The Tennis Session Leader role will support the delivery of weekly tennis group coaching sessions to Year 3/4 primary school-aged children, which aims to promote physical and mental well-being whilst developing children’s physical literacy through tennis.
  • The Maths Session Leader role will support the delivery of weekly academic coaching sessions to Year 3/4 primary school-aged children, which aims to promote academic attainment, physical and mental well-being.

Sign up here.

Tennis Buddy - Access Ace Disability Tennis session

Would you like to help support someone with a learning disability to grow in confidence and to improve their tennis?

Access Ace Tennis delivers coaching to people who have a learning disability in an inclusive environment. The group of players are led by a coach. However, due to their varying levels of ability, a Tennis Buddy is needed to support and encourage the players. As a Tennis Buddy, you will help facilitate the activities planned by the coach by giving one to one assistance to the player to support them in improving their Tennis skills.

The sessions are delivered on Saturdays at 6:30pm till 7.30pm, ideally you would arrive at least 15 mins before and stay 15 mins after the session to liaise with the coach.

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Youth Club Volunteer - Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People (Notts CYP)

We are a not for profit organisation that is passionate about helping young people in Nottinghamshire be healthy, safe, confident and successful. Notts CYP support young people with disabilities in social groups, sports, employability, cooking and day services.

One Term / One Year Opportunity

The Monty Hind Monday Youth club is a weekly club for young people with disabilities aged 16-25 years in Lenton. The club is from 7pm - 9pm, and therefore we ask our volunteers to be at Monty Hind from 6:45pm. You can volunteer every Monday evening, every other week or once a month.

Activities at the club include; sports, pool, snooker, table tennis, arts and crafts, drama, singing and games.

Sign up here.

After School Programme - The Pearson Centre for Young People

The Pearson Centre is a youth and community centre, working with children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. They offer numerous activities which include sports, arts and crafts, cookery, drama, music, IT, day trips and Holiday Clubs. They also host Nottingham Boys' Brigade and Nottingham Girls' Brigade sessions.

The Centre aim to provide activities in an informal setting to develop children’s’ life skills, build on confidence, self-esteem and leadership.The Pearson Centre run activities all week including: a Dodgeball club, Athletics Club, Cookery Club, Youth Gym and The Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade sessions.

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Support through Sport

Support Through Sport is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which works with young people across Nottinghamshire to tackle negative influences such as knife crime, gang violence and youth offending through sports initiatives, youth-led change and mentoring programmes.

There are a variety of roles available including:

  • Sports Impact Volunteer
  • Business Admin Volunteer
  • Business Development Volunteer
  • Support Through Sport Coaching Volunteer

Sign up here.

Dream Big Desi Women (ECB)

The ECB is setting out to inspire 2000 South Asian female Activators to Dream Big through cricket and you can register now to start your volunteering journey. Be a part of the movement in 2021 and express you interest.

Volunteer to become a trained Activator and join hundreds of women from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan backgrounds who are making a real difference to children and their communities.

Help us to deliver our family-friendly cricket programmes including All Stars Cricket (aged 5-8 years) or Dynamos Cricket (aged 8-11 years). We are looking for South Asian women who can commit one hour per week and we have a variety of roles on offer. Full face-to-face training is provided with additional support along every step of your journey.

Sign up here.


NTU Sports works closely with Nottingham Trent Volunteering to offer a huge range of sport volunteering opportunities such as:

NTU Sport

  • Officiating
  • Coaching
  • Performance or data analysis
  • Market research
  • Volunteer leaders (Play for Fun)
  • Strength and conditioning

Sport Media

  • Sports event coverage
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Match reporting


  • Nottinghamshire School Games
  • BUCS Nationals
  • Notts Varsity
  • runNTU


  • Notts Athletics Club
  • Sport Laureus for Good Project
  • Nottingham Forest in the Community
  • Nottingham Leander Swimming Club
  • Tennis in Nottingham
  • Riding for the Disabled
  • Schools coaching

Get involved

Find out more, browse available sport volunteering opportunities and apply for a role on our sport volunteering page.

NTU volunteering

For more information on other volunteering roles visit our volunteering page.

Still need help?

Stacey Trainer, Sports Volunteering Officer
+44 (0)115 848 3214