Volunteers are the lifeblood of community sports, playing a pivotal role in shaping the experiences of players, coaches, and spectators alike.

Beyond the immediate benefits to the sports community, volunteering has far-reaching positive impacts on individual health.

According to Volunteering Australia, engaging in volunteer activities has been linked to improved mental and physical well-being.

Volunteers often experience reduced stress levels, increased social connections, and a greater sense of purpose—all contributing to a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.

Ways to Volunteer

COACH OR MANAGE A TEAM

Coaching is a profound way to make a lasting impact on young athletes. Whether you have a background in the sport or a passion for teaching, coaching allows you to impart valuable skills, instil discipline, and serve as a positive role model. Volunteering as a coach not only benefits the athletes but also provides personal satisfaction derived from contributing to their growth and success.

For those who excel in organisational skills and enjoy behind-the-scenes work, team management is a crucial role. Team managers handle logistics and communication, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. This position is ideal for individuals who want to contribute to the team’s success without necessarily being on the field.

If you are interested in coaching or managing a team, you can ask your local club through the Our Clubs page.

VOLUNTEER FOR A CLUB COMMITTEE

Volunteering for a local club committee offers flexibility tailored to your schedule—you contribute as much or as little time as you have. Your involvement directly impacts the development of the community, fostering growth, and shared experiences. With a diverse array of roles available, there’s a perfect opportunity for everyone to contribute their unique skills and make a meaningful difference.

Roles can include Club President, Secretary, Registrar, Coordinator for different age groups, officer to assist with child protection, equipment, canteen, events, marketing, sponsorship, or just an extra set of hands to help out from time to time.

If you are interested in volunteering for a club committee, you can ask your local club through the Our Clubs page.

VOLUNTEER WITH FOOTBALL ST GEORGE

Football St George offers unique opportunities for individuals to get involved and contribute to the success of the organisation. There are several roles you can explore:

  • FSG Board Member: Applying to be a director and have an impact on the strategic goals of Football St George.
  • Standing Committee Member: Contribute your expertise and insights by becoming a standing committee member, influencing key aspects of the organisation.
  • Disciplinary Committee Member: Play a vital role in ensuring fair play and sportsmanship by joining the disciplinary committee.
  • Event Assistant: Assist with Football St George events, contributing to the seamless delivery of various activities and fostering a sense of community.

Appointment to some volunteer roles (such as the FSG Board and Disciplinary Committees) require a formal nomination process that is communicated to the football annually.

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

There are a number of useful resources that support Clubs in recruiting and retaining volunteers, including;

Should you be interested in volunteering for Football St George, please leave a message on the Contact page.