Why volunteer?

Would you like to:

  • develop new skills?
  • build confidence?
  • make new friends?
  • get to know others better?
  • make a positive difference?
  • help the club succeed

If so, then why not consider volunteering for our club? You can find out more about the range of opportunities below.

But I have little free time!
Please don’t worry – even just a little help here and there would be very much appreciated. If everyone does a little, then no one has to do a lot! A small helping hand now and then from everybody would be ideal.
I cannot commit long term or regularly
That’s absolutely fine. Helping out for a spell or ad hoc is still a massive help. There are plenty of roles and tasks, and many can be performed on an ad hoc basis, or as a “job share” with other members to lighten the load.
I’m not good with numbers / I’m not especially confident
No matter your strengths or weaknesses, volunteering is perfect for you. It is a great opportunity for you work on your weaknesses, if you wish, and to develop your personal skills. Alternative, if you prefer, you can play to your strengths, and be the club’s “expert” in a specific area. Volunteering benefits both the club and the volunteer him/herself.
Will I get rich doing it?
The club’s volunteers are unpaid, so you won’t benefit financially, but when everyone does their part, the club thrives, and everyone benefits on the athletics front, and on the community side. Some volunteers take on longer term, time-consuming roles, and they will benefit from discounted or free club membership as a small compensation towards the time they sacrifice.
Will I incur costs, taking courses, or travelling?
Reasonable expenses (subject to prior approval) will normally be paid by the club. The club is more than happy to pay for pre-approved coaching courses and officials courses, for example. We want more coaches and officials, and we want our existing coaches and officials and club officers to continue to develop their skills.
The role I want is already taken
Please still register your interest. That role holder may wish to move into another role, but cannot do so until someone takes over their current role. You could be granting a huge favour! That individual may be longing for a break, and the club will benefit from some fresh ideas and energy. Job shares work really well, too, so you could work together or just help out. The current role holder would no doubt love to have an assistant, even if only from time to time. Every little helps
I'm worried I would be out of my depth
You will be supported every step of the way. You can shadow the role holder. You can take on part of the role and be supported by an experienced volunteer. Your contribution will be valuable even if you doubt yourself.
I have an idea but am not sure if it is a good one
There’s only one way to find out! Please come forward and help make the club the best it can be.
Volunteering is boring and exhausting
Not true!!! Some roles can become tiring, but that’s why it is great when someone comes along to lighten the load, even if just for a while or as an assistant. Most of the time volunteering it extremely rewarding, fun, interesting and sociable. You get out what you put in!

Volunteering Opportunities