Event Volunteering

Event Volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring that British Judo’s exciting major competitions run effectively.

What do Event Volunteers do?

The size of the event will determine the range and scale of the opportunities available to event volunteers.

Pre-event activities may include:

  • Competition administration
  • Sourcing equipment
  • Venue set-up
  • Food preparation
  • Meet and greet

While on the day people may be required to:

  • Supervise the car park
  • Sell refreshments
  • Collect entrance fees
  • Act as stewards
  • Basket carriers for athletes
  • Part of the medal and other ceremonies

Who should be an Event Volunteer?

Event volunteering is ideal for people who only want to volunteer sporadically but are able to give up at least half a day, generally on a weekend. You can view a list of upcoming events on the British Judo Events Calendar.

What skills are needed to become an Event Volunteer?

Volunteering at events can be a deeply rewarding experience but it is also a busy environment to work in. The skills required would vary from role to role, but generic skills include:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good time management skills

Why should you get involved?

Non-technical event volunteers perform countless unseen and behind-the-scenes jobs which help events run smoothly. They are a vital part of the any competition and can be the difference between a well-run event and a long drawn out day.

Reasons to get involved include:

  • Experience the excitement of a judo event at close hand
  • Being part of a successful event
  • Help to keep the sport running
  • Make new friends
  • Enhance your C.V and develop new and existing skills

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in working at British Judo National Events please contact events@britishjudo.org.uk stating how you would like to volunteer and we will then look into available opportunities and match them to your skills set.

BJA Safeguarding Commitment

Introduction to Safeguarding – British Judo

The British Judo Association is striving towards ensuring all those who are employed or recruited as volunteers are safely recruited in line with Safer recruitment for children’s sports | CPSU (thecpsu.org.uk)

We expect the highest standards & behaviour to work within the BJA.

Safe, inclusive & accessible environments for our Judo Community Our 2022-2025 Strategy – British Judo

Only apply if you can meet the expectations.