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We believe that volunteering should be FUN. It’s often hard work but it should always be rewarding and make you feel like you were useful.

Below is our current list of Volunteering Opportunities. If you’re interested in helping us with one of these, or would like to let us know about what skills you’d like to use or practice, fill in our Volunteer Expression of Interest form here >


Club Volunteering

Thought about doing something more regularly?

We have over 100 affiliated clubs across the county that could use your support! We can find a club locally to you and put you in touch with the club leader.

Your support could involve lots of things from leading or playing games with the young people to helping to run the tuckshops.

Just being there with a smile can make a difference!!!!

Do you have Knowledge or skills in a specific field, maybe arts and craft or martial Arts, that you could share with the clubs.

Working directly with young people isn’t the only option, there are various roles that are vitally important in maintaining a club such as fundraising, keeping accounts, recording minutes.

EBGC can help you to obtain a DBS and support you along the way with training needs if that’s from supporting your Young Volunteers to your Adult Volunteers.


Upcoming Opportunities




Time Commitment

Intro To Youth Work                                                                    

This course is designed for EBGC VTeam Members and Club Volunteers who are 16+ and are interested in volunteering with young people.The course will include how to run Ice Breakers, Safeguarding Level 1, How to Risk Assess, Leadership and many more topics! On completion, you will receive a certificate which is ideal for personal statements and to add onto your CV.

 Colchester Townhouse, 39-42 E Stockwell St, Colchester CO1 1SS
(No Parking onsite, car park approx. 10 minute walk away) 

Tuesday 23rd October – Wednesday 24th October 2018

10 am – 4:30 pm


Boxing Championships

Support and cheer our aspiring boxers, it’s time for our annual NABC Boxing Championships. This is a big event and volunteers are crucial in the smooth running of the days. Jobs can vary from glove changing, marshalling, certificates, photography and so much more.

We will need to know days/ times ASAP so jobs can be allocated and names can be passed on to our organisers and security.

Dagenham Round House, Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 2HY

(Various Dates)

Friday 2nd November

Saturday 3rd November

Sunday 4th November

Fri:  6 pm – Onwards

Sat: 12 pm – Onwards

Sun: 12 pm – Onwards

Uttlesford Table Tennis Fun and Games

Why not come along and help us to run our Uttlesford Table Tennis Fun and Games evening for our Youth Club members from across Essex. In this role you may be required to umpire a few matches (if you are unsure of the rules, don’t worry they will be handed out to help you), help with setting up and setting down of equipment and maybe even a bit of photography to help record the event.

Sampfords YC, Sampfords Village Hall, Finchingfield Road, Great Sampford, CB10 2RL 

Tuesday 20th November 2018

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Night Exercise

Do you love dressing up? Do you like giving people a little fright? Why not come along and be a Zombie for an evening for our annual Night Exercise! Your role will be of the ‘infected’, or zombies. The zombies play a vital role in the storyline and making this a great event for the participants; the more zombies the better the event.Last year the VTEAM were great at fulfilling this job role and added a great atmosphere to the event. Time to get creative!

Spaynes Hall Farm, Great Yeldham, CO9 4HH

Saturday 30th November 2017

2 pm – 11:30 pm Approx.

Dodgeball Championships

Come along to our annual dodgeball championships to Dodge, Duck, Dive, and Dodge!Various roles to get involved with, even if you aren’t up to date with all the rules.There will be a chance to help us record the event by being the photographer for the evening.

North Avenue Youth Centre, North Avenue, Chelmsford, CM1 2AL.

Friday 5th December 2018

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Basketball Championships

Are you good at passing, dribbling or could help referee a game?There are various roles to get involved with. Even if basketball isn’t your thing you can get stuck in helping with registration, supporting the teams or keeping score.

Frenford Clubs – The Jack Carter Centre, The Drive, Ilford, IG1 3PS

Saturday 26th January 2019

9 am – 12:30 pm

Cross Country Championships

Why not come along and help us to run our annual County Table Tennis Championships for our Youth Club members from across Essex. In this role you may be required to umpire a few matches (if you are unsure of the rules, don’t worry they will be handed out to help you), help with setting up and taking down of equipment and maybe even a bit of photography to help record the event.

Stubbers Adventure Centre, Upminster, RM1 2TY

Saturday 9th February 2019

10 am – 4 pm

Pool Championships

An old classic which can use your support. Based at one of our oldest clubs, Ingatestone Boys Own Club our Pool Championships will be an absolute blast.You maybe tasked with refereeing a game or being a photographer or even the time keeper for the event.   Do not worry, if you do not know the rules we’ll help you along way.

Ingatestone Boys Own Clubs, Pemberton Hall, 3B High Street, CM4 9ED

Monday 11th March 2019   

7 pm – 9:00 pm

Cricket Trials

Into Cricket? This could be the event for you. Help our staff pick talented young people from our affiliated clubs to be a part of our REP Cricket Squad.

Frenford Clubs – The Jack Carter Centre, The Drive, Ilford, IG1 3PS 

Saturday 23rd March 2019

1 pm – 4:30 pm

Great EBGC Bake Off

Ready steady bake…. If you’re a keen baker, then this event will be for you. This will be a great event to combine for volunteering and baking skills together.There could be a possibility to grab some free cake and help judge the amazing entries from our affiliated clubs.

Thaxted Youth Club, Station Road, Thaxted, CM6 2NE  

Saturday 6th April 2019

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Cricket Camp

Come along and support our staff in delivering a cricket programme for our REP Squad and for our affiliated club members.Brilliant event to learn a few things with the help of our experienced coaches.* Specific qualification(s) may apply.

Frenford Clubs – The Jack Carter Centre, The Drive, Ilford, IG1 3PS 

(Various Dates) 

Monday 8th April 2019

Tuesday 9th April 2019

1 pm – 4:30 pm (Both Dates)

5 A-Side Championships

Love a kick about, this event will be one for you. We are in need of volunteers to help support one of our sports events.You could start your refereeing debut. If you do not want to be in charge of the pitch, there are plenty of other roles to get stuck in with.

Frenford Clubs – The Jack Carter Centre, The Drive, Ilford, IG1 3PS

Saturday 11th May 2019

9 am – 2:30 pm

3 Peaks Challenge

Time to get your hiking shoes on…Brilliant opportunity for fundraising however you do need to be 18+ to take part due to the physical demand of the activity.If you can drive a minibus/ have a D1 on your licence your help will be great appreciated driving our teams to their destinations across the country.

Cumbia/ Scotland/ Wales

Sunday 9th June- Monday 10th June 2019

24 Hours

Essex Adventure Weekend

Be a part of EBGC’s biggest event of the year, where youth clubs from the EBGC network come together to enjoy the privilege that comes with membership of EBGC – heavily subsidised access to Stubbers Adventure Centre with extra activities from the EBGC team!

As a volunteer you are expected to help us create the special atmosphere of the weekend, acting as role models by ensuring everyone is having a great time, including yourselves! You will support delivery of Sport, Arts, Catering or Event Management, throughout the weekend. And at times, for a minimum of two activity sessions, you will have the opportunity to join the clubs on the Stubbers activities!

Stubbers Adventure Centre, Upminster, RM1 2TY

Friday 14th June – Sunday 16th June 2019

Weekend Residential or 1 day

Fishing Experience

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 once I caught a fish alive.Come and join our annual fishing event… you can get involved and if you’re lucky catch a fish! If fishing isn’t your cup of tea why not support the young people by helping out with registration or even taking photos.

Round 1: Home Farm Fisheries, 5 Petts Ln, Little Walden, Saffron Walden, CB10 1XH

Round 2: Ingatestone

(Various Dates)   

 Round 1: Saturday 22nd June 2019

Round 2: Saturday 13th July 2019

9:30 am – 2:30 pm  (Both Dates)

Layer Marney Outdoors

We’ve just set up a new outdoor centre based at Layer Marney Tower in Colchester. We need a strong volunteer team to assist in the running of the day and also ensure safety of all the young people taking part.Young people are aged from school Year 5+.

Layer Marney Tower, Essex, CO5 9UX

Various Dates

1 Day

If any of these opportunities interest you, please get in touch via our contact form or contact the Volunteer Team Directly on 01245 264 783