Whether you’ve got specific skills and years of experience or have never volunteered before, there is an opportunity for everyone to volunteer at Birmingham 2022, and we’ll provide all the training you need to prepare you for this once-in-a-lifetime chance.
All you need is positivity, enthusiasm and dedication to help deliver a Commonwealth Games to remember. This is your chance to leave your mark on the city, the Games, and the Commonwealth community, and represent where you live on the global stage.
Roles at the Games
Games-time volunteers will need to be available for the duration of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (28th of July to 8th August 2022), and agree to complete a minimum of eight shifts.
These roles will take place prior to the Games to help support in the planning and preparation of the Games. Volunteers will need to complete 1 shift a week for a duration of three months. Some volunteers will provide support at the volunteer selection centre, helping to conduct interviews for games-time volunteers.
Our Volunteer Benefits
Once in a generation opportunity
Free meal vouchers when on shift
Free public transport to venues throughout the West Midlands
Free uniform, wearable after the games
Reward and Recognition programmes
Plus, volunteering is great work experience, and you'll gain skills, meet new people and become part of a community - all while having fun and making a difference.
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Games-time Areas to Volunteer
There will be over 314 different volunteer roles which will require a range of skill sets – you could be volunteering in any one of the below areas.
Accreditation – responsible for managing the system that will enable approximately 80,000 people to perform their duties and participate at the Games.
Arrivals & Departures – responsible for getting the Games family from the ports of entry to their Games-time accommodation.
Anti-Doping – responsible the integrity of the sport competition. The team are responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations related to anti-doping.
Catering, Cleaning & Waste – looking after the food and beverage requirements for everyone participating in the Games, and covering the cleaning and waste removal at all venues and athlete villages.
Ceremonies – responsible for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies; the two most significant non-competition events of the Commonwealth Games.
Contact Centre – supports the volunteer recruitment programme as well as the management of phone and email enquiries from the general public.
Cultural Programme – delivering a region-wide celebration of the power of art, showcasing the identity of Birmingham and the West Midlands on a global stage.
Event Services – often referred to as the ‘Face of the Games’, as their role is to provide a safe, enjoyable and efficient experience for spectators.
Fleet Services – responsible for the life-cycle of vehicles used to support Games operations, and provides transport for accredited VIPs, CGA staff, and athletes.
Games Family Services looks after our relationships with the Commonwealth Games Associations, the Commonwealth Games Federation, and more.
Hospitality – responsible from the conception to the event day delivery of hospitality to both sponsors and commercial guests.
Live Sites – the team runs free-to-access sites around Birmingham, creating a shared space for spectators and non-ticket holders to engage with the Games.
Marketing & Communications – responsible for the press office, community engagement, public affairs, and public facing digital media. A small in-house team will also manage the appearance programme of the Birmingham 2022 mascot.
Media Operations – responsible for providing all services and facilities for accredited press, photographers and non-rights holding broadcasters.
Medical Services – provides immediate and necessary health care, delivered by a range of health care professionals who volunteer their time.
Results Technology Services – this team looks after timing and scoring for all competition events, plus the distribution of official results.
Sport – The Sport Competition and Operations function plays a key role in the delivery of all of the Sports at Games Time. Their role is to meet the needs of athletes and technical officials.
Sport Presentation & Medals – responsible for the creative production and session timing of each sport competition at every venue.
Technology – responsible for all IT and computer equipment, Service Desk support and IT service management for Birmingham 2022, and clients.
Uniforms – responsible for the design and distribution of uniform for staff and volunteers, working to ensure everyone is looking their best.
Venue Management – this team works with all other departments as well as key clients and partners to ensure we deliver a safe and successful event.
Venue Technology Services – ensures venues incorporates all required technology – including telecoms and IT, timing and scoring, and broadcast.
Venue Transport – managing how the Games Family and spectators and workforce travel to and from our venues.
Village management – the team looks after the four Athlete Villages, ensuring that all guests receive excellent service during their stay, and have access to all the facilities that they require.
Workforce – responsible for the check-in and engagement of all Workforce, distributing reward and recognition items and dealing with daily queries.