Volunteer In Badminton

Become a Volunteer

Badminton relies on thousands of volunteers to make our sport happen. But we always need more help.

Become a Coach

Can you inspire a love of badminton in players of all ages?

Find out about opportunities near you

Become an Official

Find out about officiating as a qualified line judge, umpire or match referee at badminton tournaments in the UK and overseas.

Find out more

Volunteer At An Event

Each year volunteers work as a team to bring energy and enthusiasm behind the scenes at our major events. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to help bring to life the YONEX All England Open and English Nationals (recruitment via your County Association). our YONEX All England Open volunteer portal will re-open in September 2021 for more event opportunities.

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Volunteer at a Club

As a starting point, your local Badminton club is often the easiest way to begin your volunteering journey. There are over 1400 affiliated clubs across the country, providing plenty of opportunities for helping hands. You don’t have to have a huge amount of time available, and most jobs you can learn as you go, with many clubs offering guidance, in addition to Badminton England’s support.

You can find your local club by using our Club Finder tool here.

The majority of our volunteers have an interest in Badminton, and enjoy giving something back to their sport. Coaches receive satisfaction passing on their knowledge and skills, whilst committee volunteers have a sense of pride knowing they are growing their club and allowing more people to enjoy our sport.

Almost all our volunteers get enormous satisfaction from seeing the outcomes from giving up their time. Our volunteers find it fun, and say it helps them meet people and make new friends. You can learn new skills and feel a sense of personal achievement knowing you are making a difference to your community.

By contacting your club to offer your time is simple. Find out where your local club is and who to speak to here.

Volunteer Management

Happy volunteers who receive a good experience are more likely to keep volunteering. With a good structure, leadership and planning, your volunteers will feel well looked after.

Access our Volunteer Hub to understand how you can better recruit, support and reward your volunteers.

We have developed a range of resources to support Volunteers along with a new Return To Play section within our Volunteer Hub.

You can also find Badminton-specific guidance as well as Sport England’s latest guidance on how to keep your volunteers safe as we Return to Play.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport, so we would like to hear from our volunteer workforce on the ways in which you have been affected by Covid-19, the impact it has had on your voluntary role and we can support you to return.

Effective governance is at the heart of all well run badminton clubs. Find out how you can improve the governance of your club, using our templates and resources to support you. 

Volunteer at major events

Each year volunteers work as a team to bring energy and enthusiasm behind the scenes at our major events. We are always looking for people to help put on the show at the YONEX All England, English Nationals and AJ Bell NBL.

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National Volunteer Awards

As a way of recognising the thousands of volunteers across the country, every year we present our prestigious YONEX Volunteer & Young Volunteer of the Year Awards. Find out how to nominate and read about our previous winners.

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The National Volunteer Conference

The Badminton England National Volunteer Conference has been delivered since 2019 and, across these two years, over 100 attendees from a variety of roles have attended the annual conference, developing their skills and knowledge and taking back what they have learnt to their club and sessions.

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Youth Volunteering

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer both locally and Nationally if you are a young person looking to get involved. 

Club Volunteer Webinar Series

Our Club Volunteer Webinars are free and aimed at supporting our club volunteers of all experience levels. They cover a wide range of relevant themes enabling you to learn from an expert, improve your knowledge and skills, and help your club thrive. Our 2021/22 programme will commence from September 2021.

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Playing badminton in one of our partner venues

With over 22,000 courts across England, we work with a wide range of national and local providers to offer more chances for everyone to play badminton in their area. Whether it’s organised court time for children or adults, hiring a court to play against friends or compete in local tournaments, you can find out how to get involved through our partner links below.

Better - The Feel Good Place | Badminton England
Everyone Active | Badminton England
Freedom Leisure | Badminton England
Fusion | Badminton England
Parkwood Leisure | Badminton England
Places Leisure | Badminton England

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