Nearly every successful rugby club 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 and in fact are the life blood of a sustainable club.
At Havant we realise that Volunteers do not have to be a rugby expert to get involved. If you’re a current player, retired from the game or a person who has never picked up the oval ball, you could have the skills to be a valued rugby volunteer within Havant RFC.
The benefits of volunteering are specific to each individual, the inclusive environment of a community rugby club, such as Havant, is a rewarding place to be for people with differing sets of skills. There are opportunities to get involved for people of all ages, and some of the benefits include:
- -Building self-esteem and confidence
- -Learning and developing new skills
- -Enhancing work experience and building a CV
- -Being active and improving health and wellbeing
- -Meeting new people and broadening your social network
- -Giving something back to the game you love
- -Making a difference in the community
- -Having fun!
So if you need further information please get in touch with our Club Volunteer Coordinator here: getting involved in Havant
How Do I Volunteer Havant RFC?
The benefits of volunteering at the rugby club are clear, but what kinds of roles are available and what sort of people are wanted? As a club we is keen to help and provide some guidelines to the initial questions budding volunteers may have. We want to make your introduction to rugby volunteering as smooth as a Jonny Wilkinson conversion.
What sort of skills and attributes will they be looking for?
Enthusiasm is the key. As long as that is present, any rugby club should, but Havant will welcome you with open arms. Whether you can feed the players, raise vital funds, improve facilities or promote the club, the club will be lucky to have your help.
What sort of volunteering opportunities are available at Havant?
There are a whole host of roles at Havant RFC, ranging from helping set up the pitches on match days to manning the swet bar on Sunday morning to becoming an active part of our committees. While there are no absolute definitions of these roles, our role descriptions page gives a broad idea of some suggested positions and the commitments they entail.
Please go to our Vacancy and opportunities page to see what is currently available.
What time commitment is involved?
Volunteering at HRFC can take up as much or as little of your time as you want, but it is useful to agree some informal terms of reference with the club to ensure you are used effectively. At Havant we are currently seeking a Club Volunteer Coordinator (CVC), a link between you and the club, who is a useful initial and ongoing contact. Again, the role descriptions page provides some general pointers.
What support is available?
Outside the club, the RFU is there to support volunteers in community rugby positions. The Volunteering Team, based at Twickenham and out in the field, are happy to help and your nearest Rugby Development Officer can offer specialised, local support.
Further information on volunterring in rugby can be found here: www.rfu.com/volunteer