Managing Volunteers

Volunteers really are at the heart of our game and they are the ones who make football happen, football would not be as successful as it is without them.

Each club may have its own individual culture, but the successful ones are very much aware of the importance of developing a stimulating and supportive environment for club volunteers across the board and this does not happen by itself. Having the right people in place drives the direction of the club and ensures the clubs vision can be achieved.

However, we are aware that there is more and more pressure on volunteers and people’s time and so we need to be proactive in helping clubs to recruit and support new volunteers to help grow the game further.

There are a host of roles that need to be filled to make sure people can enjoy football - from being that first person to positively welcome new members into the club, committee members, coaches, officials, people running social media accounts to the critical taxi drivers and those who wash the kit – there is something for everyone.  

Volunteer Coordinator 

Each week, thousands of people give their time and enthusiasm to ensure football is played in Wales from grassroots to elite level. Most clubs wouldn’t function without their volunteers. So it’s a really good idea to make sure we place a huge emphasis on volunteer recruitment, development, support and rewards. 

One way of doing this is to appoint a Volunteer Coordinator to focus solely on this aspect of a club's operation. A club needs to have a Volunteer Coordinator in place to meet Silver, Gold and Platinum accreditation standards.

An editable template of a Volunteer Coordinator role description is available to download below to help you understand the responsibilities and requirements of a Volunteer Coordinator in order to identify the appropriate individual within your club to undertake this role.