HEVO Programme

Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) Programme

In January 2010 Volleyball England, as part of their commitment to developing Higher Education volleyball, launched the Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) programme.

Now in its 7th year the HEVO programme offers students from all universities a voluntary position to work with the National Governing Body and their University. The roles involve leading and co-ordinating the development of recreational volleyball at the host institution in order to encourage new players to come into the sport and to ensure all players have a quality experience at whatever level they participate.


  • Over 6000 students participating weekly through the programme
  • Upskill a network of HEVOs to become deliverers of recreational volleyball in the higher education setting
  • Develop the provision of referees within the higher education environment
  • Increase the number of students accessing high quality volleyball competitions (includes HEVOs running a mass participation festival)


HEVO attributes


HEVO Universities will receive:

  • A grant for volleyball club to develop recreational sessions and a mass participation festival
  • Volleyball England kit to promote and assist the role
  • Access and funding support for two referee qualifications
  • Support & mentoring from Volleyball England through the HEVO conference and Senior HEVOs



Volleyball England have an open application process for the HEVO programme.  Below are the documents required to apply :

18-19 Application Form

18-19 Guidance Document

18-19 Role Description


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For further information and to return the forms, please contact Rob Payne on                              01509 227738 or r.payne@volleyballengland.org

Highlights 2017-18

The HEVO programme has just finished its 7th year of delivery.  Below are some statistics:

84  HEVO's appointed

8 Senior HEVO's appointed

64 Universities enrolled

1,500 students playing weekly

6000 students tried volleyball

52% and 48%  female to male gender split of students

72 Go Spike Student Activators qualified

28 Students trained as Grade 4 referees

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