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Welcome to the Volunteer Collective

Hear from our volunteers...

"Things like this going on in Birmingham are just fantastic, they're a great advert for the city and it's a great legacy from what happened last year"

Volunteer Collective Member:

"I was made to feel welcome and valued by all from the outset. … Being close to the action and part of such an inclusive event was very enjoyable."

Launched in June 2023, the Volunteer Collective is an online portal that connects volunteers with volunteering opportunities in the West Midlands.

Whether it’s volunteering within sports, arts, culture, community, local charities, or something entirely different, our platform gives volunteers a chance to be part of Birmingham’s 2022 legacy.

Connecting People

Designed to work with major events, regional organisations, local charities, and sports clubs, the Volunteer Collective connects budding West Midlands’ volunteers with areas of genuine need within the region.

Volunteers can use our platform to sign up and hear about volunteering opportunities, from one-off events to regular volunteering openings within their community.

Supporting Communities

Since its launch, the Volunteer Collective has supported a wide variety of organisations, charities, and events across the West Midlands.

Are you an organisation with an opportunity for volunteers? Check our FAQs below for how to get in touch.

Hear from the organisations we have supported

“The United by 2022 Volunteer Collective was really important in building a thread between the Games last year and this year’s cultural legacy moment. Not only did they practically ensure that the Festival was efficiently staffed from start to finish, but the Volunteers’ enjoyment of engaging with the Festival evidenced the specific role cultural volunteering can play in our city.”

Raidene Carter, Creative Director, Birmingham Festival 23 

“Working with the Volunteer Collective saved us a lot of time as it allowed us to recruit from a pool of brilliant, engaged, and diverse volunteers with experience and interest in events. The platform and the communications with the Collective were easy and adaptable to the event, and we were taken aback by the interest!”

Major Event Organiser 

Frequently asked questions

I'm an organisation with an opportunity for volunteers, what should I do?

We are looking to work with major sporting events, cultural events organisers, community groups, charities, and other sectors to offer opportunities to those members of the Commonwealth Collective who wish to continue their volunteering journey as well as people from the West Midlands who are new to volunteering.

Want to get in touch with us? Complete the enquiry form:

I’m a volunteer who wants to join the Volunteers Collective, what should I do?

If you are interested in joining the Volunteers Collective, please complete enquiry form below:

Enquiry Form