Football in Jersey couldn't survive without its volunteer workforce.
Volunteers are the backbone of grassroots football. Without the time, dedication and commitment from the estimated 400,000 volunteers in England, the 37,000 clubs would simply not exist. A football club is about more than just the players on the pitch.
The Jersey FA recognises the value of volunteers in running and developing football at every level, currently there are over 400+ volunteers supporting and providing football in Jersey through its Football Workforce programme.
Our key areas of focus are:
- Support and develop existing volunteers.
- Recruit more volunteers into football.
- Recognise and reward volunteers.
- Areas where you can Volunteer.
Clubs today require a varied number of volunteers to fulfill important roles to help them operate and develop. A well-run club should feature the following:
- Backroom staff
- Fixtures secretary
- Welfare/Child Protection Officer
- Club Secretary
- Chairperson and Committe/Board Members
All FA Charter Standard clubs should have a Volunteer Co-ordinator and it is their role to recruit, reward and support volunteers in their club. Further information is provided in the download below.Volunteers are people who willingly give their time and effort without financial reward. There should be no barriers to being involved and some roles can be undertaken without even leaving the house.In the UK there are 22 million adults who give up time to volunteer each year, of which over one quarter are involved in sport.
There are many benefits to getting involved in football as a volunteer. These include:
Learning new skills
- Helping others and giving something back into sport
- Becoming part of a team and meeting new people
- To do something different to the day job
- To build self-confidence.