If you're 16 or over, interested in sport and want to make a difference to your local sporting community, you'll find the different options available to you on this page.
Step Into Sport
Step into Sport is a government initiative which aims to encourage more young people to become involved in sport in their local community.
The Step out element of the Step into Sport programme is based on getting 16 to 19 year olds from school based volunteering into community based volunteering by providing volunteer placements in high quality community clubs. In these sport settings, young people can take on a variety of roles from coaching and officiating through to web design and administration.
If you're interested in a community placement as a volunteer on this programme, please contact a member of the Merseyside Sports Partnership.
Merseyside Primary Games
Merseyside Primary Games is an annual event that invites sporting youngsters from the six boroughs of Greater Merseyside to compete and represent their borough.
The Games host a variety of different sports and include all levels of sporting ability. Formed in 1992, the games have grown and the year round trials now involve over 60,000 young sports people, culminating in over 3,500 competitors.
As well as being an excellent opportunity for young people to compete in a wide range of sports it also provides everyone with the chance to volunteer for a variety of tasks. Without the help of the hundreds of volunteers, the Games wouldn't be able to run. If you would like to be involved as a volunteer, please see visit the Becoming a Volunteer section of the Merseyside Sport Partnership website and complete the form online.
Merseyside Schools Championships for Disabled Children
Merseyside Sports Partnership organises a number of events throughout the year and across the county for disabled children, from the Merseyside Schools Boccia and Cricket Tournaments to Athletics. If you would like to be involved as a volunteer, please please see the Becoming a Volunteer section of the Merseyside Sport Partnership website and complete the form online.
Other Disability Events
Merseyside Sports Partnership also organises a range of open events and events specifically for disabled adults too. Our volunteers help to plan, manage and promote these events and offer invaluable support. If you would like to be involved as a volunteer, please visit the Becoming a Volunteer section of the Merseyside Sport Partnership website and complete the form online.
National Governing Bodies
If you're interested in volunteering in a particular sport, you could contact the National Governing Body for that sport who will have great links with clubs in your area. Explain that you're a young person looking to volunteer and that you'd like their help to find a local club who may be looking for volunteers. Alternatively, you can search the club database yourself to see if individual clubs have a Volunteer Co-ordinator listed who you could contact directly.
Community Sports Development
If you need help finding a volunteering opportunity within a sport setting, you can contact Wirral Council's Coach and Volunteer Development Co-ordinator, Sonia Chadwick on 0151 637 6436. She can assist in matching your skills and interests to a suitable club or organisation, and discuss routes you may be able to take to become a coach.