HEVO Programme

HEVO 2015

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 :

http://volleyballengland.org/~media/docs/HEVO Programme 17-18.pdf
http://volleyballengland.org/~media/docs/HEVO Application Form 17-18.docx
http://volleyballengland.org/~media/docs/HEVO Role Description 17-18.docx

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


Being a HEVO

Being a HEVO

One student shares their experience of taking recreational volleyball into a university, as the next generation......

21 Sep 2017

Growing the game

Growing the game

The HEVO conference will prepare the students who will be making volleyball accessible to everyone in......

16 Sep 2017

Looking to the future

Looking to the future

A message from Keith Nicholls (Acting President, Volleyball England) and Janet Inman (Interim CEO, Volleyball England)......

23 Jan 2017

Highlights 2016-17

The HEVO programme has just finished its 6th year of delivery.  Below vare some statistics:

88  HEVO's appointed

5 Senior HEVO's appointed

69 Universities enrolled

3,900 students playing weekly

5642 students tried volleyball

54% and 46%  female to male gender split of students

73 Go Spike Student Activators qualified

40 Students trained as Grade 4 referees

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