SYG2017 volunteers

Help make the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games happen - Volunteer!

 S S Y G 20 volunteering posterEvery 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, we have an opportunity for you!

You don't have to be 'sporty' to get involved either - alongside roles in things like umpiring and scoring we equally need:

- Event crew
- Meet & greet marshals
- Business support
- Video & photo production personnel - professional or skilled amateurs (with kit)

With the Games weekend on 13/14 June 2020 we also have volunteering / work experience opportunities in the days leading up to the event for anyone aged 16+.

You will be throughly briefed on your role before the day, and who knows, based on previous years you may even end up alongside a future Olympic medal winner!

S S Y G smiling volunteer

How you can get involved

It's easy: to volunteer for the 2020 Games all you need to do is
register online now.

If you'd like to know more before you sign up or have any questions about volunteering please contact:


Volunteer Roles & Times

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



Role description

Saturday 13 June shift

Sunday 14 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.


Badminton: U11 8am-1pm

Badminton U14: 12-5pm

Bee Netball:


Tennis: 10am-3pm

Judo: 8am-4.30pm

Roles before the Games:


Role description

Friday 14 June

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?! Our Fri shift is ideal for groups looking for a team-building activity with work colleagues; our weekend crew get the event buzz.

9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm


young male SYG volunteer