When you give up your time to do something you enjoy, you don't realise that you are Volunteering
Without people like you who give up their time, show huge dedication and commitment, week in week out, football would simply not exist.
Football is more than just the players running around on the pitch, it's just as much about those that help put the goals up, wash the kit, coach the teams, collect the subs, run the line and any of the many, many more roles that volunteers undertake.
It’s usually the case that a few people at a club do a lot of the work – If you’re in this position it can often feel overwhelming. There are loads of reasons to volunteer too and recruiting new volunteers with the right skills to help out can be a significant help.
Get into Volunteering
Grassroots football wouldn’t exist without the incredible volunteers that support the game - From secretaries and coaches, to line markers and tea makers, local clubs need volunteers to keep running.
There are loads of benefits to volunteering, including:
Building your CV
Making new friends from all walks of life
Working as a team towards a goal
Providing more opportunities in the local community
SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.
This is particularly true if your role as a volunteer involves working or being with children and young people under the age of 18.
Find out how The FA and Leicestershire & Rutland County FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.