Department of Sport

Sport for Good Nottingham

Laureus Sport for Good Nottingham

Sport for Good Nottingham

Sport for Good Nottingham is a Programme that uses the power of sport to drive real social change in the local community. Our student leaders work with young people in schools to develop their life skills, design and undertake social action projects and help with the transition from primary to secondary school.

The Programme offers University of Nottingham students an ideal opportunity to develop important leadership skills and gain real work experience in the education and sporting sector.

The role:

  • Volunteers will deliver a minimum of 6 weekly sessions in a Nottingham primary or secondary school.

  • Through sport and physical activity, you'll act as a mentor to the children helping them to build key life skills, develop and deliver their own social action projects and make the move from primary to secondary school.

  • All volunteers receive extensive training, support from our Sports Project Outreach Officer throughout the Programme and Sport for Good kit (t-shirt & hoodie). 

  • No prior experience is required just a passion to get involved.


  • Volunteers are asked to commit two hours per week, for a minimum of 6 weeks.
  • You can choose from different times during the week (Monday - Friday) to fit your timetable. 
  • Training sessions run at the beginning of the academic year and again in Term 2 for all volunteers. 

For more information, contact Bex Alexander, Sports Project Outreach Officer, at

How to apply

Your questions

Do I need to be sporty to volunteer with Laureus Sport for Good?
No, you don't need to be sporty! An interest in sport is helpful, but we're looking for volunteers passionate about working with young people and helping them to develop their skills. 
Will transport be provided to the schools? 
All sessions are based in primary and secondary schools around the Nottingham area. All travel expenses are covered for volunteers, along with any other costs you may incur. 
Will I need to complete a DBS check?
Yes, all volunteers will be required to complete a DBS check. Our team will help you with this process. 

Sport for Good in action

University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000