Basingstoke Sports Council

Serving Basingstoke's sporting community for over 25 years.



Volunteer at a half marathon getting the runners' medals ready

Without the two million adult volunteers who contribute at least one hour a week to volunteering in sport, community sport would grind to a halt.

Volunteers also play an incredible role in staging some of England's most prestigious sporting events. Without this volunteer workforce, the events simply wouldn't happen.

Sport England’s volunteering team works with partners from both the sport and the wider third sector to ensure we can continue and build upon our strong tradition of volunteering in sport.

We fully recognise and appreciate the value of volunteers and we are working closely with the agencies below to ensure the appropriate support can be offered to help recruit and retain volunteers.

Want to volunteer?

Volunteers in sport come in all shapes and sizes; they are of all ages, have different skills and experiences and are certainly not all sport enthusiasts.

Some of the roles that volunteers hold range from coaching and officiating to kitchen assistant and web page designer.

If you are interested in volunteering in sport the following organisations should prove useful:

National governing bodies of sport

National governing bodies will have a good idea of club and volunteer needs. Some may have volunteer opportunities and guidance posted on their website while others will have a dedicated person to support volunteers in that sport.

County sports partnerships

County sports partnerships ( CSPs ) are networks of partners who are committed to increasing sport and physical activity across a county area.

Most of the CSPs have web space dedicated to supporting local volunteers or due to their partnership nature are able to point you in the right direction of clubs, groups and societies who may need volunteers.

Youth Sport Trust

If you are aged between 14 and 19 years old you may wish to be part of the Step into Sport scheme

Local volunteer centres

With 380 volunteer centres across the country, support is available for volunteers who are keen to get involved with sport but are not sure how.

There is also support for clubs, groups and societies who need and manage volunteers:

Running Sports

Resources to recruit and retain volunteers.

National Association for Voluntary and Community Action

NAVCA supports local infrastructure organisations who offer resource to voluntary and third sector organisations.


Volunteering England works to support and increase the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering throughout England.


I want to volunteer

Volunteers can do almost anything! From helping an elderly neighbour with their shopping, to providing legal advice for a local charity, volunteers make a vital contribution to all aspects of community life.

Volunteer Centre Finder




Basingstoke VC is "hosted" by Basingstoke Voluntary Action (BVA) a council of voluntary service.  The VC is a department within BVA and supports, shares and participates in the work of BVA and all its projects.

Basingstoke VC provides the core functions of a volunteer centre by:

  • promoting volunteering
  • brokering placements and participation in volunteering
  • providing information, training and research
  • campaigning and commenting on volunteering and related issues
  • developing volunteering opportunities

Call the VC Coordinator, Sarah Robinson,

Tel: 01256 423850 or E-mail:

The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AF

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