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Volunteering – Good for your mind, body and the community

Every year parents, young adults and coaches volunteer to help make the Specsavers Surrey Youth Games happen. Enjoy the buzz, develop your skills, support your community, protect your physical and mental health and connect with others. We have a range of opportunities, there’s something for everyone! 

You don’t have to be whizz on the activity rules and know how to point score, we also have wider roles such as: 

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

The Games take place on the 15 June 2024 but we also have volunteering / work experience opportunities in the days leading up to the event for anyone aged 16+. 

We have a Volunteer Briefing on a weekday evening in early June to ensure you are thoroughly briefed on your role before the day and also have a tour of the venue. And who knows, based on previous years you may even end up alongside a future Olympic medal winner! 

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How you can get involved

It's easy, to volunteer for the Games. To start your journey to helping others, all you need to do is sign up via our form. Volunteers of any age are welcome, but under 16's will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.  

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 times. 


Role description

Saturday 15 June 

Meet & Greet

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


Activity Helper

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


Activity Liaison Officer

A responsible and rewarding role supporting Activity Organisers manage their event. Training provided.


Flexible Event Helper

If you're the sort of "I'm happy to help wherever you need me" type of person, we love you! You could be sorting out sports equipment, distributing packed lunches, getting ready for the VIP reception or directly helping young people. We promise you won't be short of something to do!


Business Support

No previous experience required. Could include helping with registration, interviewing & gathering the views of participants, coordinating volunteer uniforms, distributing 2 way radios, overseeing lunch distribution.


As a member of our volunteer team you'll receive: 

  • A T shirt 

  • A packed lunch 

  • Free tea, coffee or water 

  • Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses