Volunteering, whether in a club or at an event, is a great chance to get experience of being part of a team. Here you can find details of opportunities at Active Sunderland and with our partners.

Every year the Active Sunderland Team and Sunderland Events Team manage and deliver a broad range of sporting, and cultural events across the City of Sunderland. These Events include the Active Sunderland BIG Walk, Bike Ride and Run, the Remembrance Parade, 6 Local Area Sports Festivals, and the Sunderland International Air Show. 2018 is also going to be a special year as Sunderland is Host to the Tall Ships Races, Sunderland 2018.

Event Maker

There are many sporting and cultural events where you can become a volunteer as an Event Maker. Our Event Maker information pack provides more information about the roles available and for and Event Maker role and how to apply.


Sunderland Parkrun takes place every Saturday at Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness centre.  It's free but you need to register before your first run   (You only ever need to register with parkrun once in order to get the barcode needed to get your time each week).

Great Run Local

Great Run Local is a weekly free timed participation run, walk or jog and will be coming to Mowbray Park every Sunday morning at 10am, beginning in early October.

It will offer two distances of 2km and 5km, catering for beginners and offering something for the more established runners.

Walk Leader

If you wish to take up a more active role in the Wellness Walking Programme, you could train to become a volunteer walk leader.

Training courses are delivered throughout the year for anyone wishing to lead walks, and are not just for those delivering the Wellness Walking Programme.

Tyne and Wear Sport

Tyne & Wear Sport is one of 45 county sport partnerships across the country, funded and supported by Sport England, other national bodies and a wide range of local organisations. To achieve these objectives we are involved in the planning and delivery of various projects designed to increase participation, coaching and volunteering in sport across the sub region.

If you would like to find out more about local volunteer opportunities in sport and activity, receive the latest volunteer news, keep up to date with event opportunities join our FREE volunteer database today.






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