Students involved in the coaching programme at the Centre for Sports

EDGE sports volunteering opportunities

We offer a range of sport-related volunteering opportunities for UWE Bristol staff and students through the EDGE Sports Volunteering Programme.

Volunteering opportunities

EDGE Social Sport Activator positions

UWE Sport are working in partnership with a number of National Governing Bodies (NGBs) in order to offer students an eight-month voluntary position at the University.

The positions provide the right candidate with essential skills, knowledge and experience to increase chances of employment upon graduation.

View the roles available.

To apply please email


There are a range of roles available over the year for the Varsity Series. Please register your interest.

Sports volunteer placements

Sports volunteer placements provide an excellent opportunity to develop your skills. Placements are available in a range of sports within the local area. You can commit to as many or as few sessions as you would like to, timings are flexible and will fit around your existing commitments.

Volunteer placements enables students who have received funding from the EDGE programme to 'pay back' their volunteer hours.

Athletics Coaching

QEH Junior School are looking for students with an interest in teaching/coaching to work with them and their pupils (under 11 boys) on Wednesdays 13:45 - 15:30, delivering mainly athletics. They will offer transport from their school in Clifton to their playing field in Failand. If you are interested please e-mail

Swimming volunteers

Bristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club (BPOSC) is a community-based swimming club. There are 60 swimmers in the learn to swim programme and 120 swimmers in the competitive squads. There are swimmers of all ages and abilities, ranging from non-swimmers right through to district level and masters swimmers. BPOSC compete in local leagues as well as county, district and open competitions.

What's involved?

The volunteering would involve helping out with the teaching or coaching and requires no experience, as there are fully qualified volunteers to provide support and guidance.

Students/staff who volunteer for six months would be able to gain 50% funding from BPOSC to attend an ASA level 1 swimming teaching/coaching course (with the other 50% funded through the EDGE programme).

Students/staff who volunteer with BPOSC for a year would be able to access full funding for an ASA level 1 swimming teaching or coaching course. Also, anyone that volunteers on a weekly basis would be able to swim with BPOSC for free.

Training times and locations

BPOSC are particularly interested in having volunteers at the Easton swimming sessions. However, please note we also have training at the sessions outlined below.

Day Venue Time
Monday Hengrove Leisure Centre 19:30–21:30
Tuesday Easton Leisure Centre 19:00–22:00
Wednesday St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School 18:30–21:10
Thursday Easton Leisure Centre 19:00–22:00
Friday Easton Leisure Centre 19:00–22:00


Bristol University

Easton Leisure Centre

Hengrove Leisure Centre




Football coaches

Bristol Central Football Club

Bristol Central Football Club are looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist in the delivery of football sessions. Support will be provided by the team of qualified coaches.

Where: Rose Green (65 Gordon Rd, Avon, Bristol, BS5 7DR), City Academy Russell Town Avenue, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9JH from Mid October.

When: Saturday's

09:00 - 10:00 U6/7s, U8, U9, U10, U11

10:00 - 11:30 U11, U12, U13, U16s

11:30 - 13:00 U12, U13, U14, U15s

13:00 - 14:30 U14, U15 & U18s

To get involved please e-mail

For all listed opportunities please email

Paid coaching opportunities

We have a range of paid opportunities, email

EDGE testimonials

Read our EDGE testimonials and find out what previous staff and students think of the programme.

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