Would you like to use your professional knowledge to support community sport organisations? Join us as a Volunteer at Sported!

Closing date is: 
26 May 2017
Sported is a leading ‘Sport for Development’ charity, helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We pair volunteers with business skills, with community clubs to support them in becoming more effective and sustainable.

Opportunity Title:  Sported NI Volunteer (business, strategy, fundraising, finance, PR & Marketing, governance and impact)

Sported is seeking professionals with expertise in business and strategic planning, finance, marketing and PR, fundraising, governance and impact measurement to support our growing membership of community sport and youth groups.


We have volunteering opportunities across Northern Ireland and a range of flexible options. As little as one hour of your time per month could make a massive difference to our members.


Through the power of sport our members are transforming the lives of the most disadvantaged young people in the Northern Ireland. Volunteer with Sported, meet the inspirational heroes of grassroots sport and leave a lasting legacy in your community!


We are currently recruiting for 2 types of volunteering roles:


1. Mentor Placements


Our volunteers are carefully matched with a Sported member club within their locality, who they then support on a one-to-one basis, typically for a period of between three to six months.


2. Light Touch Support (short-term flexible volunteering)


Our volunteers provide short-term support by helping Sported members with specific questions or challenges. The support may take the form of one-off advice or between one to three sessions, which can be delivered via your chosen communication method (e.g. face-to-face, over the phone/Skype or email). This option is perfect for those volunteers who may not have the time to commit to an extended mentor placement or may be in between projects.


Why volunteer with Sported?

  • Have a lasting impact on your local community

  • Opportunities to share professional skills and expertise

  • Varied and Flexible placements

  • Full induction, plus Training and personal development opportunities

  • Support from a local Sported Regional Manager and Volunteer Services Team

  • Opportunities to work with a range of different communities and types of organisations


What skills/experience do you need?

We are looking for volunteers who have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in at least one of the following areas: Fundraising; Business; PR & Marketing; Impact & Evaluation; Governance; Finance; Strategic Planning.  Skills include an Interest in transferring knowledge and skills to others; Facilitation, training or mentoring; Communication skills; oral and building rapport.

For more information about volunteering with Sported, please get in touch!  You can contact Ashleigh Hunter at [email protected] or on 07901 339 334.  We'd love to hear from you!

Feedback on Sported Volunteer from Ardmore Cricket Club, Derry/Londonderry               March 2017

“We worked well with the Sported Volunteer.  She helped us bounce ideas off each other, and put plans together; which helped us know what we wanted to do and how to do it.  She was very good.   She seemed to get us very early on so that helped.  It was very worthwhile because I don’t think we would have got where we were going, without that help.”