National Cheerleading Championships 24-25 November

The UK Cheerleading Association is hosting its Winter Championship event at the Regional Athletics Centre, Sportcity in Manchester on the weekend of 24th and 25th November 2012.

Approximately 1000 spectators and 700 athletes are expected each day in what always promises to be a lively and vibrant event that showcases the best of the sport nationwide.

We require up to 15 volunteers each day to help make this happen and ideally, they should have some working knowledge of the venue in event mode, gained from either working or volunteering at other sport championships held in the indoor Regional Athletics Arena.

On each day we need:
Two volunteer managers
Two volunteer team leaders
Eleven volunteers

Friday 23rd November – 4pm to 10pm
We need volunteers to help set up the venue. This work may involve some ‘lifting and shifting’ of equipment.

Saturday 24 November and Sunday 25 November – 7.30am to approximately 6pm
Responsibilities will include stewarding, guiding competitors around the venue, liaising with the event management team and competition officials, and helping to keep the busy schedule running to time.

On the Sunday evening (6pm to approximately 10pm) we also need assistance in disassembling the venue – again with the requirement for some lifting and carrying at this time.

For more information please visit

Olympic & Paralympic Homecoming

In recognition of the outstanding success of all our Manchester based Olympic and Paralympic Athletes, Coaches, Ambassadors, Torchbearers and Games Makers at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Manchester would like to give its thanks and praise to all those involved.

The event is on Friday 26th October at 5.30pm. All invites have now been sent out via email to all Ambassador who took part in the programme.

Volunteer of the Year 2012

Manchester VSB would like to wish Morris Jefferson many congratulations for being recognised as Manchester Sports Awards 2012 volunteer of the year. Its a fantastic achievement and well deserved as Morris is a credit to volunteers and works tirelessly to help others in her community.

Well done Morris!

We would also like to congratulate the other nominees David Jackson and Brian Grimshaw.Image

English National Badminton Championships 2013

The English National Badminton Championships is one of the premier domestic badminton events of the year and will feature the best players in England battling for the National Championship titles.

Volunteers are a necessity for the English National Badminton Championships to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. If you wish to be a part of the 2013 championships as a volunteer, no experience of badminton is necessary, but you can be assured that you will be made welcome and catch a fine display of English badminton.

Shift Times (Note – there are 2 shifts on Friday and Saturday)

Friday 1st February 2013
Shift 1: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Shift 2: 3.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Saturday 2nd February 2013
Shift 1: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Shift 2: 3.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Sunday 3rd February 2013
Shift 1: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Please note that a minimum of 2 shifts per volunteer is desirable.

Job Description
Stewarding Team – Stewards are required for a number of tasks including directional stewards and arena floor stewards. Stewards will require good communication skills and the ability to say NO.

Line Judges – Either previous line judge experience or two years badminton playing experience is required and the ability to concentrate for up to an hour.

Volunteer Services – Distributing uniform and meal vouchers for all volunteers during the Championships. Volunteer services will require good communication and a friendly manner.

Shuttle Team – Work under the Shuttle Manager to distribute and collect shuttles following the conclusion of a match. Keep a record of number of shuttles used throughout the Championships.

Mascot – BADMINTON England’s mascot Hero the Hawk made his first appearance at the 2012 Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships. Quick, agile, deceptive, reactive and strong, Hero the Hawk captures all the exciting, pulse racing characteristics that make badminton the fastest racket sport on the planet! The applicant must provide a ‘Performer’ to be Hero and a ‘Helper’ for Hero to help him meet the public. The Performer and Helper must abide by BADMINTON England’s code of conduct

You are required to wear black trousers/skirt with no visible logos and black shoes/trainers.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Championships, please visit and accept the opportunity via your profile.

For more info please contact Brian Greenwood, Volunteer Manager –