The Participation Team Volunteer Programme aims to guide and develop volunteers through a variety of different opportunities, with no experience necessary.

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Sport and Physical Activity relies on the dedication and commitment of volunteers who give up their time to help provide suitable and structured activity sessions to the Hartlepool Community. As a volunteer you can commit as much or as little time as you would like, from supporting at one off events to providing assistance as part of weekly provision.

Some of the benefits people have received through volunteering include:

  • Experience potential careers

  • Improve confidence and self esteem

  • Develop skills for your CV

  • Work with experienced staff members.

  • Meet new people

  • Training and development opportunities

Get Involved


The Participation team are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team of volunteers. To get involved please contact participation@hartlepool.gov.uk or 01429 401970


Event Specific Volunteering


The Participation Team have run numerous successful events over the years and the continuing success would not be possible without our event volunteers. With our ever growing events calendar we are continually recruiting individuals to volunteer in a number of roles including marshalling, event construction/dismantlement and registration.


To find out more information on our events or to find out how to get involved please contact participation@hartlepool.gov.uk or 01429 401970

Our Volunteers


 ‘I enjoyed Sundays walk, I had a lovely morning and made friends with other volunteers, everyone is very friendly.’

‘I thoroughly enjoyed my role and will be there as long as the event runs, I am very proud to be a marshal. The event is a firm date in our family calendar; we enjoy and look forward to it.’

‘I have been marshalling since it started, I look forward to the event and encourage friends to get involved, and the event team do a fantastic job making the event popular and successful.’ – Event marshal


 ‘It made me a lot more confident, and I learnt new skills that will prepare me for future employment’

‘I have learnt a great deal from the coaches and instructors that I have been involved with.’