Volunteer at the London youth games

How to get involved

It’s really simple. Once you sign up to GamesForce, our volunteer programme, you’ll join over 4,000 people already lending a hand at the London Youth Games. From there, you can choose how you’d like to help and find the next opportunity to pitch in.

1. Choose

your role

There are lots of ways you can help, from taking photos to presenting medals.

2. Get

the app

Download the London Youth Games app and sign yourself up to GamesForce.

3. Start


Tell us what you’re interested in and we’ll send you updates whenever an opportunity comes up.

What's coming up?

here's what
our volunteers say


From coaching and team managing Netball to helping to run competitions, volunteering with LYG helps me to see both sides of the sport.


GamesForce Volunteer


GamesForce Volunteer

I love being a volunteer because I love meeting new people and getting to explore different parts of London that I wouldn’t otherwise go to

There's a role for everyone

Volunteering at the London Youth Games is open to anyone. You can try out different roles at our events, to find the perfect role for you.
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Sports roles

Help us with registration and results, be an official in any of our 30 sports or assist us with the wider competition.

Events roles

Take part in medal ceremonies, give out event information or help us organise our hospitality arrangements.

Media roles

Be a photographer, a videographer, a reporter or a journalist or help us keep our social media up to date.

You can volunteer as a team

Schools, colleges and corporate groups can volunteer at the London Youth Games, too. We have roles in sports, events and media that are perfect for bigger teams. 



If you are interested in bringing a team along please email gamesforce@londonyouthgames.org


It’s easy to get started. Download our app and we’ll sign you straight up to the London Youth Games. You can register for yourself or for anyone else who wants to get involved. Then we’ll connect you with the teams, events and communities most relevant to you. We can send you alerts, as well, to keep you posted on the latest results from your borough. Ready to get going?

Together with Playwaze we have developed an app that lets you manage, select and message your teams. All participants in the Games need to be a member so why not download it and register today to get started.
Connect with events and other athletes
Sign up to compete in the games
Create teams and enter competitions
Connect with events and other athletes
Sign up to compete in the games
Create teams and enter competitions

Take the lead

We’re always looking for new Team Leaders at the London Youth Games. Our Team Leaders are the senior management crew at all of our events, helping us look after our many volunteers.


We’re on the hunt for Junior Team Leaders, too, aged 16-18. They work with our senior team, growing their leadership and communication skills along the way.

Team Leader and Junior Team Leader applications are now closed for 2020. 


Check back in November to find out how to apply for 2021!

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