Next year’s Commonwealth Games has 13,000 voluntary roles up for grabs – there's not long left to ‘Call Paul’ for help


The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games needs 13,000 volunteers - the deadline to to apply to become a volunteer has been confirmed as 17th August at 7pm.

Each role is a unique opportunity to boost your skills and experience whether you’re just starting out on your career, looking to change career or you’ve been out of work for a while.

There are a number of ways to get help if you live in Solihull:

  • The council’s Contact Centre can help you find someone to support you with your application. Email  or call 0121 704 8001
  • The council’s Community Development Team can give you advice and information about your application. Call 07493 864 780 or email
  • If you are unemployed or looking at volunteering as a route into employment, the Council’s Employment and Skills Team* can help you with your application and prepare for interview. Call 0121 704 8076 or email  (You might even speak to Paul!)
  • If you live in North Solihull, are unemployed, need access to a computer or help with your application, The Colebridge Trust can also help. Email or call 0121 448 0720 (option 1) to speak to the employment and skills team.



To volunteer you’ll need to:

  • be age 18+ from 1 Jan 2022
  • volunteer from 28 July to 8 August, committing to at least eight shifts
  • be able to communicate in English or British Sign Language
  • be eligible to volunteer in UK and participate in a security risk assessment so you will need ID such as a birth certificate, driving licence, in-date passport or UK Citizen Card
  • accept the role and venue offered
  • be able to attend required training

To sign up to the B2022 Commonwealth Games mailing list register at -

*The Employment and Skills Team is part-funded by the European Social Fund