Marketing and PR volunteer - Manchester

Marketing and PR volunteer - Manchester

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Advertising
  • Copywriting / journalism
  • Market research
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations


Volunteers are required across Manchester to support our members, M2 5DB
Remote opportunity, or mainly at home.
Travel limit? 30 Miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month, 0-3 hours / week or short term project: 1-15 hours, completed within 4 months
Flexible based on the roles that you choose. Short term opportunities (less than 6 hours of support) or longer term e.g. 2 hours a week for 3-9 months

Sported members change the lives of people in their communities using the power of sport and physical activity. As a Sported volunteer you will use your professional skills and knowledge to help these organisations survive and thrive.

What will you be doing?

Varied and flexible placements

We have a range of volunteering opportunities available across the UK. These can be one-off phone calls or emails, 2-6 hours of support in person or remotely, or working long term with a group over 3-9 months (around 4-8 hours a month, predominantly face-to-face).

As a Sported volunteer you can choose to deliver either short or long-term support or a combination as suits you.

Why volunteer with Sported?

  • Have a lasting impact on your local community
  • The opportunity to share your professional skills and expertise
  • Full induction, plus training and development opportunities
  • Support from a designated Sported Regional Manager and the Volunteer Services Team
  • The chance to work with a range of different communities and types of organisations
  • Travel expenses covered

What’s involved?

The tasks and assignments you are asked to undertake will be based on your skills and expertise and will differ depending on whether it is a short-term or long-term placement.

  • helping a Sported member to identify their key audiences/stakeholders  
  • Supporting the Sported member to identify and articulate their key messages   
  • Providing advice and information on marketing techniques 
  • Supporting and facilitating development of marketing plans  
  • Ensuring marketing reflects and supports the Sported member’s business plan  
  • Identifying the most appropriate marketing tools and advise how to use these 
  • Supporting the writing of press releases and media communications  
  • Reviewing draft marketing materials (e.g. leaflets, posters or a website) and providing feedback 
  • Answering general queries around marketing, PR or social media

What are we looking for?

If you have experience in any of the following skills areas, or another similar skill, and would be confident to share your knowledge to mentor or advise a Sported member we look forward to hearing from you: 

  • Marketing 
  • PR 
  • Social Media 
  • Marketing plans 
  • Campaigns 
  • Working with the press/ journalism 
  • Market Research 

What difference will you make?

Sported members are run by an incredible group of passionate and dedicated people. These club leaders and volunteers are brilliant role models, skilled coaches and do some amazing work in their communities. Where they often lack support or simply the time, is on the organisation’s development, so things such as business planning, financial management or governance. These often get overlooked, but are fundamental for the organisation’s long-term sustainability. It’s here where our you can make a difference. As a direct result of the work of our volunteers, our members have collectively gone onto secure millions of pounds of external funding and have created life enhancing opportunities for thousands of young people from some of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.

What's in it for the volunteer?

As a Sported volunteer you will get the chance to apply your professional skills and experience to help our members overcome their operational challenges and become better equipped for the future. In doing so, you will meet the inspirational faces of community sports, immerse yourself in their work and develop new skills in the process. Our volunteers report a range of benefits from their volunteering including meeting people from different communities, satisfaction from being able to pass on skills and develop individuals as well as their organisations, and opportunities to learn more about community organisations and make a positive contribution to their future.

Before you apply

Please send your CV or enquiry via Reach. We will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your experience and answer any questions you may have about our roles.
  • Local / community
  • Sports
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Sported is a charity dedicated to helping the inspirational people who are working every day to improve the lives of young people and tackle the problems that matter in their community.