Any community/semi-professional football club thrives on the efforts of its volunteers and Olympic FC is no different. We are always looking for club members who are happy to help make Olympic FC even better. As the cliché says…many hands do make light work!
Managing a sports club is a huge task and a great deal goes on behind the scenes to keep the club viable and well managed. The club’s volunteer organising committee, and a very small number of paid staff, are charged with this huge responsibility and in practice, often many responsibilities are done by the same 1 or 2 people. Which is unsustainable and not best practice. Therefore, with the goal to spread the work around, become more efficient and viable into the future, Olympic FC has established a Volunteer programme as of the 2020 season. Can you spare some time to help lighten the load?
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Contribution toward making Olympic FC the best it can be, for your child/ren
- Your choice of hours (2hrs min/week is all that’s required)
- If you’re a student, an opportunity to gain work experience. Please reach out to the volunteer department at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
To find out where you can help, please have a look at the various activities and responsibilities below.
Volunteers are required to…
- Provide a Volunteer Working with Children Blue Card if required. The Club can help with this.
- Attend any volunteer information and on-boarding sessions.
- Act respectfully and in the best interest of the club at all times.
- Work closely with and under the direction of the relevant committee member department lead.
Club will provide
- Suitable training (if required), onboarding, a safe environment, support and guidance for all volunteers.
- Online volunteer roster.
For more information or any questions, please contact the Olympic admin office
email@example.com or call 3844 4944.
VOLUNTEER ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Most roles below don’t require a major commitment of time and if you have a particular skill/interest that you would like to offer it would be very much appreciated by all members. It will also mean that by freeing up the current committee members, who volunteer their own time on numerous areas of club management, more attention can be paid to key areas such as sponsorship and fundraising that helps to keep registration fees at a reasonable price for all!
The below roles will work closely under the guidance of the relevant committee member for each area to help implement activities/tasks throughout the season. For members who have already expressed an interest in volunteering, thank you and we encourage you to check your emails and your Olympic FC member account for available volunteering opportunities.
To register your interest, or to volunteer if you’ve already expressed an interest, log in to your Olympic membership portal at https://olympicfc.majestri.com.au/ and any volunteer opportunities will be there.
Approx min hrs/week
Fundraising/events (urgently needed)
Help implement season’s fundraising/events plan & volunteer at specific events
Creative, willing to approach local businesses for donations.
Field marking and assist grounds committee member when required
Laying out of fields, equipment set up
Availability before and after games
Help with repairs where needed
Help with stock taking, help in merchandise shop, ensure that team kits are put together at the start of the season. Make training equipment available to coaches, then ensure it is returned.
Community parent coaches
Training of teams, game day presence. Training and support will be provided
Good with children, love of soccer, commitment to be at training sessions and games
Team managers (community & SAP, NPL, BYPL teams)
Acts as the liaison between parents, coaches and club, washing jerseys, attend all games & meetings when required
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Work closely with relevant committee member to help source sponsorship for the club
Ability to get an audience with decision makers, have a persuasive nature & experience in business negotiation/sales
Football department assistance
Assist club’s Football committee with fixtures, draws, scheduling and other activities as required
Have a good knowledge of football
Working closely with the TD, this is a more regular commitment and will assist the TD with administration tasks
Have a good knowledge of football, an interest in football development. Could suit a tertiary sports student who has a deep interest in sports management/coaching and needs some work experience. Parents/members are also welcome.
This is a more regular commitment and would suit someone who is an accountant or is studying accounting and can spare a couple of hours/week to help with MYOB entries, reporting, club registration processing.
Experience with MYOB, some accounting or currently studying accounting.