University of Birmingham Sport


University of Birmingham Sport has a dedicated team offering volunteering opportunities to get involved with during your time here. Volunteering is known to help with future employment.

We offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities that are tailored to suit our students busy timetables. These can range from school sport competitions, primary school sport festivals, Great Birmingham Run and many more! These opportunities are available for all University of Birmingham students, regardless of course or sporting ability. Previous volunteers have helped with coaching, events, open days and also assisting the Jamaican Olympic Team while they trained for World Championships 2017. Join The Extra Mile!

If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact us.


Help Birmingham deliver world class sporting events at every level.

British Junior Squash : 3 to 7 January 2018

The British Junior Open (BJO) is one of the most prestigious events on the junior squash calendar attracting the best young prospects from around the world.
The tournament will be held across four venues from 3-7 January. It attracts more than 400 competitors, representing over 30 nations competing in ten age categories from the Under 11s to the Under 19s for both boys and girls.

World University Squash Championships : 4 – 12 September 2018

On the World University Championships sports programme since 1996, Squash is a very popular sport among university students.
We will have a wide range of roles from: Transport, Team/nation attaches, PR and social media and Court / floor maintenance during matches + many more.


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The Extra Mile will be offering four development sessions which will help participants to gain extra experience for future use. Each session will be capped at 20 people maximum and will be booked on a first come first served basis. To secure your place please register below and you will also need to pay the appropriate fee as advertised.


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Organising and managing events Tuesday 28th November meeting room 1 in Sport and Fitness. 6:30pm -9:00pm Only £10pp The workshop provides participants with a framework to organise and manage community or neighbourhood-based sports events.
PSA Induction Session Monday 4 December, meeting rooms 1 and 2 in Sport & Fitness. 11:00am -12:00pm FREE
Tuesday 16 January, meeting rooms 1 and 2 in Sport & Fitness. 11:00am -12:00pm FREE
Come along to a PSA induction session to find out how to gain recognition for your extra-curricular activities (including sporting activities). Attending an induction session is compulsory for all students wanting to enrol on the Personal Skills Award.
The session will include information on the PSA from enrolment to assessment and claiming PSA points. The PSA induction will also give an overview of how to complete and be successful with the programme. You must book to attend an induction prior to attendance.
Practice interview Sessions are ongoing. FREE Do you have an interview coming up and would like practice? Careers Network offer 30 minute mock interviews where you can get on the spot feedback to help you increase your chances of success in the recruitment process. Click here to book your session. 


We work with a number of sports and national Governing bodies to provide more sport for students on campus. Current activator roles include football, netball, basketball, tennis and golf. We are always adding to this list so please ask if you would like to get involved.


Natasha has been involved in a variety of volunteer projects this year and has gained valuable experience of coaching players, running football festivals and helping to set up a successful mentoring programme for schools in Birmingham.

Volunteering has given me so many opportunities with local and national sport organisations which are which all are allowing me to progress and develop no end. Volunteering is something I really recommend as it is enjoyable and gives you so many opportunities to push yourself. The learning curve since I started volunteering at the University of Birmingham has been incredible and I don’t think I would have had the same amazing experience here if I had not taken this up.



Click here for more volunteering opportunities in and around campus with the Guild of Students!


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