Department of Sport

Sporting events volunteering

Events volunteers at BUCS Big Wednesday

Sporting events volunteering

At University of Nottingham Sport, we're fortunate to have an outstanding portfolio of facilities that attract several major national and international events every year, including the BUCS Big Wednesday finals - the pinnacle of University team sport. These events offer students the opportunity to volunteer in a range of support roles including ticketing, team liaison, media and officiating. 

The programme offers University of Nottingham students an ideal opportunity to gain real events experience working with a range of national and international organisations. 

The role:

  • Volunteers can register for as many events as they wish, with no minimum commitment. 
  • Benefits and training vary by event; volunteer may be able to access training and event kit as examples.


  • This will depend on the event you'd like to volunteer at. Please be aware, the majority take place at evenings and weekends.
  • Volunteers may also be asked to commit to training sessions ahead of the event - you will be advised in advance by your event organiser.  
  • All details will be advertised with the individual event applications. 

For more information, contact Joanne Turner, Sports Volunteering Officer, at

How to apply

Your questions

Do I need to be sporty?
No, volunteering at a sporting event is a great way to gain events experience regardless of sporting experience. There may be some role specific requirements for certain events, but these will be detailed in individual adverts.
Will I need to complete a DBS check?
DBS checks may be required for specific events depending on the participants and spectators involved. The event organiser will advise on this and help you with the process. 


University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000