What is the Commonwealth Collective?

Learn how you can be part of it.

We’re looking for 13,000 volunteers to join the Commonwealth Collective and help us deliver a Games to remember. Here’s how…

The Commonwealth Collective is our name for the 13,000 volunteers we’re looking for to be the heartbeat of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. With applications to volunteer opening on 1 June, here’s all you need to know about how you can join the Commonwealth Collective and make memories to last a lifetime.

What is the Commonwealth Collective?

The Commonwealth Collective will be made up of 13,000 spirited, dedicated and dynamic volunteers to be the public face of Birmingham 2022. They’ll be the heart and soul of the Games experience, the first hello and final goodbye to more than one million spectators and thousands of athletes and officials.

Volunteers who join the Commonwealth Collective will represent the vibrancy and diversity of Birmingham and the West Midlands, a region that’s home to more than 180 nationalities. We’re a community of communities, making Birmingham 2022 a home Games for every nation.

The Commonwealth Collective will celebrate what’s special about each and every volunteer. Joining the Collective is an opportunity to give something back, inspire a generation and be part of something special.

What kind of volunteer roles are you looking for?

Everyone is welcome in the Commonwealth Collective. All you need is the positivity, enthusiasm and dedication to help us deliver a Commonwealth Games to remember.

We have a role for everyone: we need drivers, first aiders, meet and greeters, venue preppers, kit carriers, courtside assistants and everything in between to help keep the Games running.

Most of our roles don’t need any formal training or qualifications; we’ll give you all the training you need.

Your time and dedication will be rewarded with a unique chance to learn new skills, meet new people and make memories to last a lifetime.

How can I join the Commonwealth Collective?

You can apply online from 1 June. The process is simple and takes about 20 minutes. We’ll need your details and some ID, and you can tell us about what kind of areas you’d like to volunteer in, and any skills or qualifications you’ve got, although no formal experience is needed.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Check out our volunteer pages to find out more about the volunteer criteria, the commitment required, the selection process and training programme. Find out more with our volunteering FAQs

Then, get ready to start your application from 1 June.

Let’s make history together. Because if not you, who?