No matter your degree, use your love of sport to coach and support young people.

If you want to gain that valuable experience employers are looking for, then look no further. Our sports coach and volunteer workforce offers students studding a range of degrees, the opportunity to get involved in a variety of areas to help harness and develop the skills they attain such as; coaching, officiating & umpiring, organising & planning events, marketing & promotion, journalism & filming (of sporting events) and photography.

Coach Internship Programme

To stand out a make an impact in sports coaching you need training and experience. Here is your opportunity to gain both! Our Sports Internships offer students the opportunity to shadow experienced coaches and deliver sessions in schools and clubs within the local community. All our programmes are designed around students gaining sufficient knowledge and experience to become better coaches.


Current Coaching Partners include:


Stoke City FC

Kicks Project


Multi-Sports Programme


Florence Tennis Club

Schools Project

Staffs FA

Schools Football


Schools Rugby


Does this sound good to you? Let's get started then!

Step 1

Register on the Volunteering Toolkit

Registering as a volunteer with your Students' Union allows you to keep a record of your hours, skill and achievements, updates your Higher Education Achievement Record, opens up a whole host of Training and Development Opportunities and gives you access to our online database of opportunities.

Click here to register on the Toolkit or to view your existing Toolkit Profile


Step 2

You Express Interest

Get involved quickly and easily by contacting by email. Simply let Arron know your interests, experiences and goals and together you can plan the next steps.


Step 3

You Train Up and Join In! 

If you are sucessful, a volunteer coordinator from your chosen organisation will be in touch with you directly to make the arrangements for any training you might need and when your first day will be.



What's in this for me?

We know that this is the important bit, why should you volunteer with the Sports Volunteer Academy? Well, a sucessful volunteer will:

  1. Build a unique set of stories and experiences to make you stand out as a Staffordshire Graduate

  2. Develop your skills in Time Management, Project Management, Communication and Teamwork

  3. Earn rewards and recognition from the Students' Union and Staffordshire University

  4. Enjoy the benefits of volunteering in the nearby community, learning more about Staffordshire and our local community

  5. Thrive in a supportive and friendly environment, led by staff who understand your need for flexibility

  6. Meet new people, make new connections and gain a foothold in the sports coaching industry

Sounds good right? Well, to make this even better, we'll cover your Travel Expenses and even provide you with a DBS Check*

Learn more about the support we can offer you as a Volunteer by clicking here.

*DBS are available to volunteers meeting the appropriate criteria. Placement Students are not permitted to claim DBS checks via the Students' Union. Subject to your volunteering being confirmed with a Volunteering Coordinator. DBS Checks are a function of the Home Office and Students' Union DBS Checks are facilitated by an intermediary organisation.

We proudly represent the academic interests of all Students at Staffordshire University. Providing advice, student groups and fantastic experiences that make us all very Proud to be Staffs. 

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