Join Sport in Mind's accredited Youth Programme 

Are you aged 16-17 and passionate about sports and physical activity? Ready to boost your confidence, independence, and job readiness while learning new skills? Look no further! 


Sport in Mind are delighted to be partnering with the National Citizen Service to provide a new and innovative programme for young people 16 and 17 years of age. This experience will be particularly beneficial to those who struggle with their own mental health as a way to improve this alongside other key skills. The experience can be anywhere we run our sports programme- Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham, East Berkshire and South Oxford!

Who We Are 

At Sport in Mind our mission is to transform the mental wellbeing of adults and young people through sport and physical activity. Our charity started up in 2011 helping adults as part of their recovery to improve their mental health. We have now expanded the charity to offer a youth service to offer a proactive way to improve the mental wellbeing of young people by encouraging them to be active.  

Sport in Mind will offer young people on our programme community experiences which will coincide with the NCS ethos of making a difference in their local community.

What's in Store for You 

Join our exciting program for 6 weeks or choose a focused 1–2-week option 

Here's what you can experience. 

Volunteer at Sport in Mind Sessions: Make a real impact by joining our community sports sessions as a positive role model. Work alongside experienced coaches, and embrace the "youth voice" approach, where you have a hands on say in shaping our fun, active, and creative sessions. 

Sports Development, Admin and Operations: Get hands-on experience working with our incredible Development and Business Innovation team. Dive into various tasks, including operations, marketing, and creative thinking. Discover what happens behind the scenes and contribute your own ideas. Flexible working opportunities where you will have the ability to manage your own time. Remote working, with opportunity to visit head office too depending on your location. 

Volunteer at Events, Holiday Programs & Workshops. To further broaden your experience, we will get you actively involved in our community events. These are fantastic for us to promote the charity and the key work that we do. If you come on board with us during holidays, part of your experience will be partaking in our holiday sport sessions. These are longer sessions for young people and will provide a fantastic experience in helping to deliver these. 

 Online Coach Accreditation Training: Access our fantastic online course to become an accredited Sport in Mind frontline deliverer. Broaden your knowledge of mental health and sports and learn practical skills for effective session delivery. 


Why This Programme Matters 

Participating in Sport in Mind's accredited youth programme is not just about sports; it's about personal growth, mental well-being, and preparing for your future. You will be part of a dynamic community dedicated to making a difference in their local community and improving the lives of others. 

How to Get Involved: Apply for this incredible opportunity to grow personally and professionally with Sport in Mind by completing the application form below

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the team