Students involved in the coaching programme at the Centre for Sports

Sport volunteering opportunities

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

Volunteering opportunities

MOVE Activator positions

UWE Bristol 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.

To apply, please email


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

Sport 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 Sport Volunteering Programme to 'pay back' their volunteer hours.

Swimming volunteers

Bristol Penguin Olympic Swimming Club (BPOSC) is a community-based swimming club. There are 90 children in swimming lessons and 300 swimmers in the competitive and club squads. There are swimmers of all ages and abilities, ranging from stage 7 swimmers right through to regional 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 and 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 Sport Volunteering Programme). Anyone who volunteers on a weekly basis would be able to swim with BPOSC for a reduced fee.

Training times and locations

BPOSC train at a variety of sites across the city and volunteers can choose a suitable session to volunteer at. Please see the Penguins website for full details of training locations and times.

Contact Polly Mullen for more information.

Football coaches

Clifton United Football Club

Clifton United are looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist in the delivery of football sessions. Support will be provided by the team of qualified coaches.

Where and when: Clifton College Sports Ground or Redland Green School

Saturdays: Under 7s 9:30-11:00 | Under 8s to Under 11s 11:00-12:30

Sundays: Under 12s to Under 16s matches only | Wednesdays 18:00-20:00

To get involved please email

Bristol Rovers Academy

Bristol Rovers Academy are looking for volunteer sports coaches to take part in delivering a multi-sport programme to the players in their Foundation Phase (U9-12). Sports include gymnastics, rugby, basketball, netball, tennis, badminton, martial arts and volleyball.

Where and when: City Academy Sports Hall, BS5 9JH

Saturday from September 2019–May 2020


You need to be confident to deliver sessions independently under the supervision of Academy coaching staff.

To get involved please email

Paid coaching opportunities

We have a range of paid opportunities, email


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

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