What is a Super Volunteer?

Building upon feedback from our excellent volunteers in 2023 we have restructured the volunteer programme this year into five key areas which are listed below. Each shift a Super Volunteer will lead the group of volunteers in each area. The Super Volunteer will be in regular communication with the Bowls England staff team both pre and on event and will be responsible for volunteer briefing, deployment, welfare and managing breaks for their team. Under this new structure, volunteers will stay in one area for the duration of their shift but can change areas on different days. By implementing this new structure, we are confident it will improve volunteer experience and heighten the service that the volunteer team offers.

Click here to view the Volunteer Structure in full


About the event

The Aviva National Finals is back for 2024 and is going to be bigger and better than ever before. The 18-day festival of Bowls is the pinnacle event in the outdoor bowling calendar and it will return to the home of Lawn Bowls – Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa – from Thursday 15th August to Sunday 1st September inclusive.

Bowlers across the country will battle it out during the season, in 37 different competitions and championships, with the goal of reaching the Aviva National Finals, competing on the biggest stage in Lawn Bowls and with the hope of etching their name in National Finals history.


Why volunteer as a Super Volunteer at the Aviva National Finals

Volunteering at the Aviva National Finals is a rewarding and enriching experience and without volunteers our events simply could not run. As a Super Volunteer you will be an integral part of the event delivery team and will be involved in planning meetings pre-event and will have the ability to influence how the volunteer programme runs to maximise the experience of our volunteers and also the service they provide on event.

On event, you will be responsible for managing a small team of volunteers and become part of the volunteer leadership team who, by delivering a high-quality volunteering programme will be ensuring the overall success of the event.

Whether you want to give back to the sport you have enjoyed playing for many years or have never picked up a bowl before, the Super Volunteer programme is available to all and we invite you to become a part of our volunteer family.

If you volunteer at the Aviva National Finals, Bowls England (BE) will provide you with:

  • First-hand experience of working at the country’s biggest Bowls event and the opportunity to work closely with the Bowls England staff team pre and during the event
  • Pre event training and briefing including safeguarding, role and event familiarisation and volunteer management training
  • Aviva National Finals kit and lanyard (which is yours to keep and reuse at future events)
  • Meal voucher whilst on shift to be redeemed at a concession on site
  • Complimentary hot drinks and biscuits
  • Complimentary access to watch the Aviva National Finals when you are not volunteering
  • Complimentary parking on the day of your shift
  • Organised social opportunities with other volunteers throughout the duration of the Aviva National Finals
  • The opportunity to attend the Bowls England Awards and be recognised as ‘Bowls Maker of the Year’


To download job specification for each of the Super Volunteer roles please click on the links below

Player Services and Tournament Office Super Volunteer

Workforce and Office Support Super Volunteer

Hospitality Super Volunteer

Spectator Services Super Volunteer

Marketing and Communications Super Volunteer


How to Apply
Please email laura.blatherwick@bowlsengland.com with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and including your availability for the 2024 Aviva National Finals (15th August – 1st September) and availability to assist pre-event either in Leamington or remotely. Please also include which Super Volunteer post(s) you would like to apply for. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and consequently early applications are encouraged. There will be multiple appointments for each Super Volunteer role.



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