There are all sorts of reasons why people volunteer in sport. Listed below are just a few of the main motivations and benefits of volunteering in sport:

  • Being a parent of a child participating in a sports club and wanting to help friends and family social benefits
  • Giving something back to the community
  • Enthusiasm, or passion, for a sport
  • Learning new skills
  • Satisfaction with achievements as a volunteer
  • Pride in helping a club do well
  • To remain involved with the sport after retiring from playing
  • To enhance a CV
  • Improve Confidence
  • Improve health
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun

Sport England commissioned a research study which looked in great detail at what draws people to volunteer in sport. Click the download bar to view.