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1. Foreword


Volunteering at Alton Rugby Club - Your Club

Successful rugby clubs are more than just victorious teams on the pitch. Players and coaches are vitally important but so are the many dedicated volunteers who work hard behind the scenes to help the club function.

You don't have to be a rugby expert to get involved. Whether you're a current player, someone who has hung up their boots or a person who has never picked up the oval ball, you could be a valued rugby volunteer

If we do not have Team administrators, coaches, referees, fund raisers, marketing experts and maintenance helpers (to name just a few), Rugby (especially Rugby at Alton RFC) would not be the amazing game it is.

You don't have to be 'sporty' to be a rugby volunteer because there are opportunities for everyone to give time. Whatever skills you can offer, we need you, whatever you think you can do.

The Benefits of Volunteering

Besides being a rewarding experience, volunteering enables you to gain independence and confidence, meet new people and develop new skills that may even improve your grades or job prospects. There is no better place to start than at Alton Rugby Club.

The benefits of volunteering are numerous and varied but can include:

  • An opportunity to have fun outside the home / school / college / work environment
  • An opportunity to make a difference in someone's life
  • A healthy opportunity, such as tackling obesity through sport
  • Educational opportunities for young volunteer- learn through doing as a complement to formal education and you can work towards gaining accreditation, such as Step Into Sport or the Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaining skills or taking part in training
  • Gaining work experience and make contacts within a profession
  • Qualification opportunities in coaching, refereeing, leadership and team management
  • It's good for your CV - especially for Further or Higher Education
  • Personal and social development
  • May help increase self-esteem and self-confidence
  • The opportunity to become part of a team
  • Meeting new people from a variety of age groups: it's a good way to meet new friends
  • Gives you a position within the community - an opportunity to become involved with community activities.
  • Gives you a sense of pride; feeling needed and valued

How Do I Volunteer at Alton Rugby Club?

Either email, text, call or "buttonhole' the Club Volunteer coordinator Malcolm Osborne
Email: volunteer@altonrfc.club
Text or call: 07483238481
Meet: Thursday Evenings at Alton RFC