Sport Volunteer Opportunities

 Please note our Volunteer Centre drop-in service will close on 10th May 2017.
*More info here.*

Bristol is the UK's European City of Sport for 2017, and with that comes lots of sporting volunteer opportunities.

The European City of Sport is a title which is awarded by ACES Europe, a not-for-profit group based in Brussels, who promote sport across Europe. Next year Bristol will take over from Stoke-on-Trent which currently holds the UK title.
City of Sport 2017 is all about celebrating the sporting and physical activity opportunities we have in Bristol. This award provides an opportunity to let people know about what’s available and how they can make the most of what’s on offer. More information can be found on the Bristol City Council website here.

Here are a few volunteer roles that might interest you:

Join Time2Share as a Sporty Befriender as part of their 1 to1 befriending service for disabled children/young people (aged 0-20) and their families.

Volunteers spend regular time with a young person doing something they both enjoy such as playing football, cricket, watching a movie or going for a walk. Spending just a couple of hours a week with a befriender can make a dramatic difference to the lives of disabled children and the people who care for them. It can enable young people to increase their confidence and independence, develop their life skills, become less isolated, build their own friendships and of course have fun! It also provides parents and families with the chance to have a break from their caring responsibilities. 

Find out more about Time2Share volunteer opportunities here.

GoodGym - run to help those in need and get fit by doing good!

If running is your thing, why not join GoodGym as part of their free group runs where you meet to run to a project and volunteer doing something practical for an hour or two?  If you'd rather volunteer solo, you could join their free coach runs and run regularly to meet and chat to an isolated older person, or one-off to help an older person with a specific task.

Find out more about their Bristol projects here.

Bristol 10K Marshals and Cheerleaders - Penny Brohn UK

Make a difference and be part of a Bristol event! We urgently need volunteers to help marshal and cheer our runners at the Bristol 10K on Sunday 7th May.
Times are yet to be confirmed but we are expecting to be needed from 8am - 1:30pm(ish). All volunteers will receive an official briefing from The Great Run Series (the new organisers of the race) and a snazzy new Penny Brohn t-shirt!

For more information contact Sarah Gottesman on 01275 370094 or

Support the London MoonWalk on Saturday 13 May (Bristol transport provided) - Penny Brohn UK

Take part in an exciting London Event and support your local Cancer Charity (Bristol transport provided). 

What is MoonWalk?  Grant making charity Walk the Walk organises the world famous midnight challenge marathon. Held each year the event sees thousands of men and women take to the streets of London in elaborately decorated bras all raising money for vital breast cancer causes.  Walk the Walk is a key partner and volunteering at their event is a fun and fantastic way for Penny Brohn UK to say thank you for all their support.

The MoonWalk London is on Saturday 13 May

If you are interested in volunteering at the MoonWalk this year please email with the following bits of information and we’ll pop you on the list.

Free Tai Chi Training for volunteer teachers - Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi for Health offers low cost local classes in Shibashi, an easy form of tai chi suitable for older people, for its health benefits. The organisation also offers Shibashi classes to specific groups with special needs, such as people with Parkinsons, or balance problems, and it may also be practiced sitting. Some prior experience in movement, energy work or communication would be helpful but is not altogether necessary. 

Contact Catriona Mundle Tel 0117 9422270

More options:

To find out how you can get involved with local sports clubs and groups near you, visit
Join In, the UK's largest database of sport volunteering opportunities.