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Volunteers

As a not-for-profit organisation, we are entirely dependent on a small group of volunteers to run our club and develop our offering. Many of the tasks undertaken do not require any football knowledge at all, and can potentially be tailored to suit the skills and availability of any willing volunteer.

One thing we are particularly keen on is adding a little diversity to our Committee/Volunteer team. We’d like to see more Mums (and yes, we do admit that it’s Mums who can generally get stuff done!), and also more retired people who may want to do something rewarding which really benefits the local community. Maybe Grandad can do more than just cheer the team on a Saturday!

Details of the roles within our club are shown in the table at the bottom of this page. These are by no means exhaustive or set in stone, we can find a role for any willing volunteer who can give any amount of time. All roles are important, but we do feel that the following are our main priorities currently
  • Kit & Equipment Officer -(centralise ordering and purchasing of new kit and equipment, primarily pre-season
  • Charter Standard Co-ordinator - maintaining our Charter Standard, helping organize Coach Education/Training
  • Commercials Officer - Finding, and encouraging others to find, new sponsors
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator - help us set up a volunteer network to fund/plan/build our new clubhouse
If you are interested in helping us in any way, please contact andrewwwfc@gmail.com or your coach directly
 

Roles

Club Committee

Role

Volunteer

Responsibilities

Chairman

Ian Corbett

Provide leadership and direction for the club

Oversee the work of the Club Committee

Chair meetings of the club

Advocate of the football club within the local community

Vice Chairman

Phil Jacobs

Support and cover for the Chairman

Advocate of the football club within the local community

FA Secretary

Cecilia Nwobi

Official contact between club, County FA and other clubs

Ensure affiliation of all teams to County FA

Organise and administer all county cup entries

Distribute fine paperwork to appropriate coaches and ensure fines are dealt with on a timely basis

Potentially advise on eligibility of players (e.g. sine die list)

Provide minutes of any County FA meetings attended

Treasurer

Alex Winward

Manage and administer finances of the club (e.g. budgeting, quarterly reports)

Manage and administer matters arising from CASC status

Produce annual income and expenditure account and balance sheet

Ensure all income is collected and payments made on a timely basis

Support all fundraising and sponsorship activities

Mid Herts Rural League Secretary

Dean Harris

Mark Barnicoat

Official contact between club, the league and other clubs

Ensure league membership

Register players with the league

Provide minutes of league meetings

Support teams and officials with any match day issues

Welfare Secretary

Nicola Maddison
Leah McCarthy
 

Ensure responsibilities towards children and young people are fully understood

Conduct CRB checks

Monitor the club's coaching, first aid and safeguarding children qualifications

Liaise with County Welfare Officer and any League Welfare Officer(s)

Promote the FA Respect Programme and develop best practice within the club

Membership Secretary

Lorna Dormer

Official contact for membership enquiries

Maintain and distribute annual membership form

Maintain membership register (and player register)

Ensure membership subscriptions are collected

FA Charter Standard Co-ordinator

Ben Purple

Official contact between club and County FA on Charter Standard matters

Ensure club details held by Herts FA are correct (via "Member Services")

Ensure adherence to charter standard requirements

Complete and submit annual charter standard health check

Advise on move to chartered standard development club status

Kit and Equipment Officer

Mark Nutt

Purchase suitable equipment for all teams including playing strip, first aid kit, nets, balls and cones (working to budget set by treasurer) – coaching jackets only to be provided once CRB check complete

Challenge teams to acquire sponsorship towards the cost of kit and equipment

Return and storage of old kit and equipment

Ensure availability of away kit

Facilities Officer

Dave Boynton

Ensure suitable pitches are available to support teams

Ensure pitch reservation system is maintained

Ensure pitches are marked during the playing season

Liaise with Parish Council

Arrange suitable training venues (working to budget set by treasurer)

Advise on health, safety and other issues relating to the state of pitches

Maintain storage facilities (with co-operation of coaches)

Commercial Officer

Volunteer(s) Required

Attract, and encourage others to attract, sponsorship

Advise on funding opportunities (e.g. social responsibility programmes, community investment funds, grants, bursaries etc)

Support any fundraising activities

Publicity & Communications Officer

Volunteer(s) Required

Advocate of the football club within the local community

Establish good relations with local press

Seek to publish interesting articles about the club and its achievements in local papers and on the club website

Oversee issue of club newsletter

Social Secretary

Karina Barnicoat
Neville Gray
Ros Vangundy
 

Oversee annual club dinner dance

Oversee annual presentation day

Organise annual parents/managers 5-a-side competition

Consider whether to establish other activities for the benefit of members

Work with the commercial officer on any fundraising activities

Social Responsibility Co-ordinator

Volunteer(s) Required

Promote donations to KitAid

Arrange collections of unwanted items for Keech Hospice

Consider other socially responsible activities which would promote the club within the community (e.g. litter picks at our grounds)

Website Administrator

Claire Flawn

Steve Tagg

Create and maintain suitable website

Promote the club and club's activities via the website

Promote use of the club's website within the club
Social Media - Twitter & Facebook

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Volunteer(s) Required

Recruit new club volunteers

Ensure volunteers are inducted to the club

Provide volunteers with a brief of their role

Consider training programmes for volunteers

Ensure volunteers are recognised and rewarded

Schools’ Liaison Officer

Volunteer(s) Required

Establish links with local schools

Arrange meetings with the schools

Ensure schools receive information about club activities

Help co-ordinate opportunities for young leaders and players

   
   
   

 

Project Premier League

Role

Volunteer

Responsibilities

Clubhouse Steering Committee

Volunteers Required (4 or more)

Provide guidance on all aspects of the development of our clubhouse:

-          Design

-          Planning

-          Security of tenure

-          Build

-          Financials etc

Fundraising Committee

Volunteers Required (4 or more)

Arrange fundraising events

Encourage parental involvement

Work closely with Social Secretary

 

Teams

Role

Volunteer

Responsibilities

Coaches

Volunteers Required

See coaches' guide

Team Admin/Assistant

Volunteers always required – speak with your coach!

Contact referee and opposition

Book pitches

Update league website with result/scorers

Co-ordinate players & parents

 

 

 

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