Information Sheet for Volunteers

British Athletics host world class athletics events across the UK each year, whether that be at national or international level.

Applicants will be chosen from the pool of completed application forms received. Roles will be offered based on skills of each candidate. We do receive a high number of applications, so please ensure you provide as much information as possible as to why you should be selected for that area to increase your chance of selection. In the event that you are not chosen you will be kept on a reserve list in case we need to increase volunteer roles and numbers. You should hear from us either way by 16th June.

Depending on the role you will be expected to attend 1-2 days volunteering. Role specific training will be provided on the day.

Volunteering at our major events comes with many benefits including event experience, a chance to gain new skills, meet new people, an event goodie bag, and t-shirt.

Unfortunately, we are not able reimburse any travel or accommodation expenses.

British Athletics is dedicated to creating a diverse and sustainable pool of volunteers. If you need any support during the application process or at any point throughout your event volunteer experience please feel free to contact the Event Volunteer Team at or call 0121 713 8474.



Accreditation Assistant – Based in the accreditation centre, issuing individuals with their accreditation and directing them to where they need to go. Please note this role requires the use of basic excel spreadsheets.

Athlete Administrative Assistant – Working alongside the Athlete Logistics team welcoming and signing in competing athletes, their coaches, and any additional support staff.



Media Assistant – Working alongside the Media team, manning the welcome desk and the media centre, assisting with the set-up of areas and providing assistance to the media.

Content Assistant – Working alongside our Digital Communications team creating event content, graphics and video editing for use on social media using packages such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Illustrator.

Sponsor Assistant – Working alongside our Sponsorship team assisting with sponsor activities and chaperoning sponsor user groups.

Ceremonies Assistant (Manchester only) – Duties may include medal bearing, assisting VIPs whom are presenting medals, setting up the medal boards, and chaperoning athletes from the finish line to the medal ceremonies holding area.



Spectator Service Assistant – Providing members of the public with information surrounding the event, engaging them with activities within the fan village, and assisting with access into the venue and assist spectators with accessible needs. Please note this may include manning the agility arena by welcoming and encouraging children to take part in athletics-based activities.

Ticketing Assistant – Working along with the communications team either in the stands assisting with general ticketing enquiries or within in the ticket office.

Airport Assistant (London only) – Working along with our transport providers to welcome the athletes and their support at Heathrow airport and directing them to their transport to the event HQ hotel.

VIP Assistant – Duties may include chaperoning VIPs from the main entrance to the VIP area and possible medal ceremonies, assisting with VIP sign in, and assisting with the VIP cloakroom.



Field Data Entry Assistant – Working with the timing contractors, inputting field event data into computer software for live event results on the field event boards.

Results & Transponder Assistant – Working with the officials and timing contractors to facilitate and deliver live results to different areas of major events and (if applicable) collect transponders from competing athletes. Please note, this role may involve a lot of distance covered.

Sports Assistant – To assist with the management and running of our various sports initiatives including Couch to 5k, Borough:Connect and Club:Connect relays. These initiatives allow local communities to take part and give young athletes a chance to compete in front of our fanbase. These activities can take place on the days building up to the event as well as during the preshow on event days.


Please note, not all roles are available at each event.