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Volunteer Resources- Specsavers Surrey Youth Games

Every year parents, young people and coaches volunteer to help make the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games happen. Whether you want to enjoy the buzz, make friends or develop your skills (cited by 78% of volunteers in 2018) we have plenty of ways you can get involved and help make the Games happen.

This year the Games are taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June at Surrey Sports Park. There are also volunteering shifts for event set up on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June plus some opportunities for young people to do work experience in the week leading up to the Games.

A big 'thank you' on behalf of all those participating

SSYG hockey celebrationThank you to all our volunteers. We look forward to having you on our event team and really hope you get a sense of satisfaction from the day.

Between us we will run 12 sports and 21 events. You'll help bring together all the boroughs and districts of Surrey, for the largest youth sports festival in the county.


If you have any questions about volunteering please contact: active.volunteers@surreycc.gov.uk

Useful information for Volunteers

As a volunteer you will receive:

  • a t-shirt
  • a packed lunch
  • free tea, coffee and water
  • reasonable travel expenses reimbursed
  • a Specsavers goodie


Before the weekend, read the documents relevant to your role...

Volunteer Pack

Meet & Greet Info: sport timings & locations


Traffic Marshals: map & details

Sports Rules


For more indepth information, read these...

Safeguarding accident/incident reporting diagram

Safeguarding Partnership Check and Challenge Tool (if you would like to read more about our policies to help keep participants safe)
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Codes of Conduct

Photography Policy

After the weekend...

Travel Expense Claim Form

Volunteer Roles & Times

A variety of volunteer roles are available. Here are brief descriptions and an idea of the days/times. 



Role description

Saturday 15 June shift

Sunday 16 June shift

Meet & Greet

Welcoming participants and their families as they arrive and directing them to their sports.




An active role helping with the set-up and running of a sport. Ideal for young leaders and anyone wanting to develop sport delivery skills.




A responsible and rewarding role supporting the Sport Organiser with managing the competition. Training provided.



Flexible Event

I'm happy to help wherever you need me to make it happen - I could be sorting out sports equipment, distributing packed lunches, getting ready for the Guest Reception or dealing with a queue of young people.



Business Support

No sport experience required. Helping with registration desk, interviewing and gathering insight, coordinating volunteer uniforms, radios and lunches.



Umpires &

These are essential roles for almost every sport, but are especially vital in the Tennis, Squash, Badminton and Judo competitions.

Squash U10:

Badminton U11 8am-1pm

Badminton U14: 12-5pm

Squash U13: 9am-4pm

Tennis: 10am-3pm

Judo: 8am-4.30pm

Roles before the Games:


Role description

Thursday 13 June shift

Friday 14 June shift

Event Crew

Join the hands-on team that sets up and packs up event signage and sports equipment. How quickly can you build a Samba goal or a pop-up tennis net?! Thurs/Fri shifts ideal for team-building with work colleagues. Weekend crew get the event buzz.

1pm - 5pm

9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm