International Volunteering

Our international volunteering projects in Africa offer students a wonderful opportunity to add value to their university education, enhance their global awareness and develop their leadership, teaching and coaching skills.

Each year, student coaches from the Volleyball Club travel to Zambia as part of the University’s international volunteer programmes.

The Volunteer Zambia project present students with an incredible opportunity to experience African culture first hand, with our volunteer coaches spending six to eight weeks helping deliver PE sessions, sport specific coaching and classroom based sessions in various schools and compounds.

More information can be found online by visiting the Volunteering & Coaching Academy pages of the Saints Sport website. To register your interest in volunteering on either of our volunteering projects please contact Claire Scott (Sports Development Manager):


The Zambian volunteering initiative has been running for over ten years and is run in partnership with six other UK institutions as part of the Wallace Group.

“I got involved to allow my leadership skills to grow and develop my coaching skills but also to allow myself an experience where I could truly immerse myself in a completely different culture and appreciate how different life can be across the world.

This also allowed me to help people less fortunate than myself. Sport has always been a very important part of my life so I wanted to be able to provide other children with the same sporting opportunities I was given as a child.

Fiona Murray