Volunteering with CAAC can be rewarding in many ways, and for many of the roles no athletics experience is required. We welcome volunteers from our membership, their friends, families and indeed the wider community.
- CAAC can help match your skills and available time to ensure you are in the best position possible.
- Volunteers can try their chosen role on a trial basis before committing.
- New volunteers will always be supported by those more experienced.
- Any training costs can be met by the club..
- All the roles can be used by those doing their Duke of Edinburgh award.
- Many qualifications gained will enhance your C.V. or help with a Further Education application.
- The club will conduct a PVG check for some roles at no personal cost.
Where do we need help?
Social Sub Group: To arrange three or four functions a year such as BBQ’s, ceilidhs, junior functions, quiz nights, dinner dance….. You would be suggesting, booking and delivering these functions as part of a small subgroup. A strong social scene leads to a stronger club, It allows more athletes and their families to mix and get to know each other away from training.
Competition Sub Group: To help arrange club competitions such as the CAAC 5, meetings with local clubs, monthly in-club competition for our juniors and CAAC Club Championships in both T&F and Cross Country. You would organise and deliver these events as part of a small sub group.
Communication Sub Group: To improve our communications to our members and the wider community by fully utilising our website and social media channels. You would deliver this as part of a small sub group.
For the sub groups above even you could help at even one of the listed duties would be a huge help.
Help at Training: From 1.5 hours per week helping our existing coaches to deliver the sessions. This role is key in getting more athletes into the club and allow us to follow the welfare ratios. If you enjoy this role then we can look at putting you through some qualifications.
Officiating: From 3 hours per month during competition season. It takes upwards of 60 officials to help run most meetings with many different roles. Also clubs are required to provide officials for league matches. This role is vital in allowing athletes to compete on a safe platform. Ideally you would start with some small club competitions, then go through some courses.
Photographer 2 hours per month to attend occasional training and competition creating a library of photo’s for our website and social media channels.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above or volunteering with CAAC in ANY capacity then please fill out this form.
Please have a look at the other pages in this section for further info and to hear stories from our current volunteers.