Volunteering in Grassroots Football across Hertfordshire

Volunteering Roles

Grassroots football wouldn’t exist without volunteers

From secretaries and coaches, to line markers and tea makers, local clubs need volunteers to keep running. Many of these roles require specific skills, such as treasurer or groundsperson, rather than an in depth knowledge of the football. This means that even if you aren't an expert in the game, you may still be able to play a big part in helping others get out and enjoy playing.  

Below are some of the roles that you could get involved in at a club or league and a brief explanation what each does.

Volunteering Roles
The role of a chairperson is to oversee the running of the club/league and ensure that it is run efficiently and managed appropriately. They will lead club/league meetings and provide leadership in all areas such as club tournaments, etc.
The treasurers role will be to ensure that the club stays financially sustainable, pay all expenses, and collect any monies owed to the club.
The Secretary is one of the most important roles in a club or league. The main point of contact for Hertfordshire FA, team managers and clubs/leagues, the Secretary will look after the administrative duties for the club/league.
The fixtures secretary will be in charge of organising pitches for home games, and ensuring that the club’s teams can play all of their games.
All teams will require a manager to organise the team for fixtures, lead the team on matchdays, and organise training. In a lot of cases this will also include coaching the team as well to develop their ability.
The club welfare officer ensures that the club operates a safe, child friendly environment and promotes good practice in line with the club’s Child Protection Policy.

All clubs need pitches to play on, with lines marked and grass cut. Then there's equipment such as goals and corner flags that need setting up. Without these there would be no games