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19 Jun 2017

Staff volunteers wanted for 2017 School Games National Final

The 2017 School Games National Finals are taking place on campus this year from Thursday 31 August – Sunday 3 September and staff volunteers are needed.

A range of volunteers are required to help support the event and build upon the success of 2016 when Loughborough hosted the School Games for the first time. 

This is a unique opportunity to take part in an incredible event which brings together 1,600 of the UK’s best young athletes for four days of sporting competition. The Games have been a launch pad for many elite athletes, including Dina Asher-Smith, Adam Peaty, Ellie Simmonds and Hannah Cockroft.

Through the University’s policy on employer supported volunteering, staff members can apply for up to one working day (one day paid absence) to undertake approved volunteer work.

Staff members who want to support the School Games for the duration of the event (four days) are eligible to take up to two working days volunteer leave for the event, but must also commit two days of their own time.

Those interested in volunteering will need to attend a staff volunteer briefing on 22 June from 12noon – 1pm in the Dan Maskell Tennis Centre, Seminar Room 2.

The release of employees from work to participate in voluntary work must be balanced against the demands and priorities of the department or school. Staff members must seek approval from their line manager before applying for a volunteer role at the Games.

If you have any further questions, please contact Tim Barry at or Sam Rouse at