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 we deliver a broad range of sporting, and cultural events across Sunderland. These events include the Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run, BIG Bike Ride and BIG Walk, the Remembrance Parade, six local area sports festivals and the Sunderland International Air Show.

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. If you are interested in helping out please complete our expression of interest form and return it to eventmakers@sunderland.gov.uk


Sunderland Parkrun takes place every Saturday at Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness centre.  Volunteers are always needed for marshalling, time keepers and scanning. If you're interested in helping out please contact sunderlandhelpers@parkrun.com

Great Run Local

Great Run Local is a weekly free timed participation run, walk or jog in Mowbray Park every Sunday morning at 10am.

Volunteer roles such as marshals, scanners and first aiders are always needed and welcome.

To register your interest email:active@sunderland.gov.uk

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.

To register your interest email:active@sunderland.gov.uk

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.

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.