Volunteer In Badminton

Volunteer Opportunities

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

We estimate around 10,000 volunteers give up their time in a variety of roles, as coaches, co-ordinators, officials, club volunteers, committee members, parents, the list is endless. They exist at community, club, league, county, regional and national levels and are all extremely important to keep our sport alive. No matter your skill-set or motivation, we guarantee there is a role out there for you. To understand more about the roles and opportunities available, please click on the categories below.

Become a Coach

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

Understand how you can become part of our coaching network, who inspire more people to play badminton. Access the latest coaching qualifications, pathways to progress, coaching opportunities and Badminton England resources to help you on your coaching journey.

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Become an Official

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

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Become a No Strings Coordinator

Join hundreds of other passionate coordinators across the county who are making a big difference to badminton locally to give people the chance to play. We are looking for individuals who can commit one hour a week locally to be involved with something special.

Click to find out how you can start your own session.

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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 October for applications.

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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.

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Young Volunteers

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

Training & Resources

We want to ensure all our volunteers feel empowered and supported to excel in their roles. We’ve created a number of resources and training opportunities to do just that. 

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Volunteer Resource Hub

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.

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The National Volunteer Conference

Our National Volunteer Conference aims to bring volunteers together whilst offering the chance to develop skills and knowledge to support volunteers in their roles. Find out about previous events here. 

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Club Matters

Sport England’s Club Matters also offer free training for registered sports clubs, including Financial Management, Governance and Safeguarding. For more information and to sign up, click here

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No Strings Coordinator Training

All you need is a friendly face and a passion for badminton to become a No Strings Coordinator. The online training takes about 1 hour to complete which gives you all the skills and knowledge to set up your own social pay & play adult sessions. Access online training here.

Celebrating our Volunteers

It’s vital we recognise the fantastic work of our volunteers up and down the country, together with their achievements. So many of our badminton community give up their time and energy to deliver and grow the sport, who we believe are worth celebrating. We have several awards below you can nominate someone for, so they feel valued.

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As a way of recognising the thousands of volunteers & grassroots coaches across the country, every year we present our prestigious YONEX Volunteer & Young Volunteer of the Year Awards, along with our new Grassroots Coach of the Year Award. Find out how to nominate and read about our previous winners here.

The English Badminton Award is an opportunity to recognize an individual’s long standing, exceptional service to badminton in England. Read more about how you can nominate here.

Volunteer Stories

We’ve spoken with a few of our volunteers in various roles to tell you more about their experience and how they got involved. If you’ve got an interesting volunteering story to share, we’d love to hear it. Please get in touch: development@badmintonengland.co.uk

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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.

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