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Club Volunteer

Every club is unique and as such no two clubs have the same set-up or needs.  The volunteering roles available will vary from club to club, however all clubs are happy to accept help in some shape or form.

What does the role involve?

A multitude of roles exist.  You may want to take on a traditional role such as chair, secretary or treasurer; volunteer to join a clubs committee; or get involved in the day to day running of the club.

Volunteering roles on offer may include:

  • Child Welfare Officer
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Mat layer
  • Registration
  • Sticker monitor
  • Stock manager
  • Tuck shop supervisor
  • Competitions officer
  • Event organiser
  • Web administrator
  • Press officer
  • Funding officer

Who does the role suit?

Club based volunteering roles are suited to those people who want to volunteer on a regular basis.

They are idea for existing club members, parents who want to get more involved in the running of their child’s club or local volunteers with a few spare hours each week.  Club based volunteering roles are suited to those people who want to volunteer on a regular basis.

What skills are required?

The skills required would vary from role to role.

Why should you get involved?

Club volunteers help build sustainable clubs; they make club environments feel welcoming, keep everything running smoothly and free up coaches to focus on delivering high quality judo sessions.

Personal reasons to get involved include:

  • To give something back to help those who have helped shape your judo career
  • To make use of the spare time you have while your children are on the mat training
  • To enhance your C.V and develop new skills

How do you get involved?

If you already attend a judo club and want to get involved in volunteering speak to the coach or volunteer co-ordinator to find out what opportunities are available and how you can get involved.  If you have a specific skill set let the club know, they may really need someone with your knowledge and abilities.

If you aren’t currently involved in judo but would like to support your local club, use the find a club tool to locate your nearest club and contact them directly to offer your services.

Current Club Volunteer Testimonials

‘I got involved in volunteering in Judo because my children started in the sport.  I helped with the club’s Clubmark application and linked them with funders (Awards for All), County Sports Partnerships and the local council to set up school’s programmes, coaching days, coaching and officials’ courses etc.  In the future I hope to help the club develop further and get the Silver Clubmark ‘

Laurence Kenyon, Club Volunteer

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