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This opportunity takes place between 28 Jul 2022 and 08 Aug 2022.

More than 10,000 volunteers are needed to come together to help organise, run and manage this dramatic event. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will bring people from all walks of life together, be they athletes from far-away countries, or neighbours from across the West Midlands. From skilled roles in technology, sport and medical areas, to the thousands of roles we need to fill that require no formal training, the volunteer application process will formally open in 2021.

This is the biggest opportunity to unite the nation since London 2012 Olympics.  Although July 2022 might seem a long way off, applications open this summer, and interviews begin in September. Apply now for further information on how to register your interesting in being a volunteer for the games.

Benefits to self

Training & uniform Reward and Recognition Make Friends Be part of an International Event Be a catalyst for change

Benefits to others

Bring people together Improve health and wellbeing Put the UK on the map Social impact and legacy Biggest opportunity to unite the nation since London 2012 Olympics


Birmingham, UK

Training available

September 2021 - interviews January 2022 - roles offered April 2022 - training June 2022 - uniform and accreditation 28th July to 8th August 2022 - Games and Shifts start

Hours per week

minimum of 8 shifts

Fund-raising targets


Transport details

Free travel on public transport during the games
  • Areas of InterestBusiness and Management, Campaigning, Data Analysis, Disability, Education, Events and Festivals, IT and Digital, Leadership, Marketing, Mental Health, People, Social Media and Communications, Sport and Coaching, Wellbeing, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
  • Skills I Offer/Wish to DevelopAdministration/Office Skills, Advice and Support, Data Analysis, Beach/Waterside Activities, Business and Management, Caring, Communication and Chatting, Events and Stewarding, General Help, Information Technology, Leadership, Marketing, Media and Communications, Organising, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity, Raising Aspirations, Sports
  • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
  • Sustainable Development GoalsDecent Work and Economic Growth, Gender Equality, Good Health and Well-being, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Life on Land, Reducing Inequality, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Employability skills

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  • Community Action 0
  • Interpersonal 0
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