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Volunteer at BeActive Urmston!

Volunteering opportunities at our community-led centre

Have you got some hours spare?


BeActive Urmston is looking for volunteers from our local community in Urmston, Davyhulme, Flixton, Trafford and Stretford to lend a hand with anything from greeting customers at reception to setting up classes.


Our centre is community-led, operated by a small team of permanent staff and a committee of volunteer directors. Formerly the George H Carnall Sports Centre, we’ve recently relaunched the centre as BeActive Urmston, a place where anyone in the local community can access welcoming, accessible and varied facilities to improve their health and wellbeing.


On offer at the centre is a fully-refurbished gym, large class timetable, plenty of sports, racquets, opportunities to try new sports like walking football, walking netball and pickleball, and help to reach your goals from our personal trainers.


What help do you need?


We’re looking for lots of different skills to help out with the day-to-day running of the large BeActive Urmston centre and site.


We’d welcome volunteers to help with jobs including:


  • Reception – greeting customers, answering calls, being a friendly and welcoming face!

  • Handyman – from fixing a broken toilet seat to putting up a shelf, there’s plenty to get stuck into

  • Gardening & grounds – grass cutting, weeding, general tidying up of the centre’s external site

  • Evening (5-8pm) & weekend help to set up/take down equipment for classes


Can anyone volunteer?


You need to be aged 16+ to volunteer with us.


You don’t need to have lots of prior work experience, but if you’re helping out with handyman services then some relevant experience would be a bonus.


When do you need volunteers?


We welcome help at any time during the week, but particularly 5-8pm Monday-Friday when we’re busy.


Gardening and reception help can be organised on a rota system to suit your availability.  


How would volunteering benefit me?


Volunteering is a fantastic way to gain work experience, to get back into work after a break or to try something new.


Getting out and meeting new people in the community is a real draw for many volunteers who may find themselves at a loose end after children have grown up or finishing a career. You’ll gain a new routine, new friends and a new place to be!


For young people in school or college, volunteering offers great skills for life that will make a big impression on your CV. You’ll work as part of a team in a professional leisure environment alongside other community members, you’ll get to know new people, gain new expertise and grow in confidence.


A word from a former volunteer:


“Volunteering from the age of 16 set me up for working life. I was always quite shy, but by getting involved in volunteering I was able to gain so much confidence as well as really useful skills – from answering the phone to making sure customers have a friendly welcome - that have helped me in my full time job. I’d recommend it to anyone!”


How can I volunteer at BeActive Urmston?


If you’d like to volunteer with us, or if you’d like to find out more or offer different skills, please get in touch or call in during our opening hours!

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