European Volunteering Challenge

European Volunteering Challenge

The Community

The European Athletics Young Leaders' Community is all about active involvement in volunteer work and athletics-related projects that our members design and implement.

Promoting volunteering for athletics-related activities is a core aim of the European Athletics Young Leaders' Community.  We would like to show the world how much our members care about the sport by counting the time we donate - and then increasing it!

How to get involved

Simply sign up and start registering your hours and sharing best practice by uploading news about your projects and activities. You can even share news from your county such as what’s happening there or submit your own blog for everyone to see.  You can sign up at 

If you are interested in volunteering, we will offer the following forms of support:

  • A database of organisations that are looking for volunteers or support volunteer work
  • A chance to document your own volunteer work through your Young Leaders Community profile.

We continually developing our system of recognition and awards for volunteers that is backed by the community’s strategic partners – European Athletics, UNESCO and the national athletics federations in the 50 countries of Europe.

The Competitions and Rewards

Each member is rewarded with a certificate from European Athletics after they reach volunteering milestones of 100 hours for BRONZE, 250 hours for SILVER and 500 hours for GOLD.

Each member’s hours contribute to the growing total of volunteered hours but also the EUROPEAN VOLUNTEERING CHALLENGE. For this challenge, each month European Athletics monitor hours that each member federation contributes in a league table displaying the countries that volunteer the most!  The winners are announced at the end of the year.

So if you are an avid volunteer or just starting out, become a part of the wider volunteering community and sign up now!