Assignment Providers

What does an Assignment Provider do?

Assignment Providers host one or more young people (16-24) for their 30-hour volunteering assignment. The assignment will provide the chance for the young person to either undertake social action or experience the world of work.

The Assignment Provider will help the participant develop skills that will support them in their future through undertaking the assignment. These skills might include: initiative, personal organisation, teamwork, IT skills or role-specific competences.

Note: It is possible to be both a Nominating Organisation and an Assignment Provider. Find out more about being an Nominating Organisation ›

If you would like to take a dual role, please email the Gen22 team at

Who can be an Assignment Provider?

Assignment Providers can be from any sector! This includes: sport, charity, education, religious organisations, support organisations, CICs and commercial organisations.

The only pre-requisites for organisations are that they must:

  • Not place Gen22 participants in roles involving illicit materials or services (including but not limited to: alcohol, drugs/ medication, tobacco, gambling etc)
  • Have policies covering areas such as safeguarding and data protection (or be willing to develop these).
  • Be willing to engage and support participants in Gen22!


What sort of Assignments are you looking for?

In total the volunteering assignment needs to last for 30 hours. This time needs to be spread over at least a month and some of the time can involve training to undertake the role.

Some assignments may need to take place at a set time and place, due to the nature of the role. For example, volunteering at an annual festival or helping at a sports club. By contrast, other assignments might be able to be undertaken more flexibly. For example, translating a website from English into a community language. Either option is absolutely fine!

The assignment should be connected to one or more of the following topics:

  • Physical activity and wellbeing (for example, helping at a local sports event or supporting pre-Games activation activities)
  • Creative (for example, painting murals in a community space or helping residents at a nursing home to do flower arranging)
  • Digital (for example, shadowing IT staff or scanning historical resources so they can be shared online).

If you have some ideas of opportunities that your organisation could offer that don’t fit into these topics, please email the Gen22 team at to look into different options.


What are the benefits of being an Assignment Provider?

Obviously, the main benefit is playing a crucial part in offering the young people you provide assignments to a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain employability boosting opportunities through the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games! Find out more about the potential benefits for Young People ›

Assignment Providers will be given a licence to use the Gen22 logo and brand if they meet eligibility criteria (these include being a non-profit organisation).

How do I become an Assignment Provider?

1. Complete the application form linked on this page

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2. Information reviewed by the Gen22 Team

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3. Preliminary Gen22 Assitgnment Provider status confirmed

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4. Agreement signed

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5. Gen22 Assignment Provider License awarded

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6. Further details on assignments confirmed

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7. Gen22 participants begin their assignments!

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I’ve got some additional questions

Please email the Gen22 team at

If you would like to offer assignments for over 50 young people, please email the Gen22 team on for an alternative application process.