Be part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games will be taking place next year (28 July – 8 August) and will be hosted in Birmingham and the surrounding West Midlands. The Games is a large international sporting event with more than 50 countries taking part and featuring more than 20 different sports. The University are hosting the hockey and squash competitions, with other sports at the Games including diving, gymnastics, judo, rugby, badminton to name a few. 

Birmingham 2022 will recruit and train more than 13,000 volunteers to support the delivery and running of the Commonwealth Games and we want to encourage you to take one of these places. The volunteer roles are varied, with something to suit every interest. There will be opportunities to volunteer at venues in Birmingham, the wider West Midlands and London. 

We hope you are as excited as we are about the event and want to help make this Commonwealth Games one that we can all be proud of. Volunteering at the Games is a once in a generation opportunity to be part of the team delivering an international sporting event in our city that will have lasting social impact and legacy.  

To help support you with your applications, Careers Network are hosting a series of workshops that will provide you with information, advice and guidance as to how you can maximise your application and give yourself the best possible chance of being a part of the Games.  
During the workshops, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask your questions, while we will also outline additional support that you can access from Careers Network to develop your application. This includes booking into one-to-one Application Advice appointments via Zoom with one of our Advisers. You can also email in your applications for feedback online via  

Our workshops are being run on the following days and times: 

Over the coming days we will share more information to support you to apply, content from the Games themselves and stories from members of our community who have volunteered in other major sporting events. 

To find out more and for any questions you might have, visit our new volunteering in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games intranet page.  


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