The SCB and its clubs are always on the look out for volunteers to help cricket run across the county.
All clubs have a core of volunteers who's time and effort allow them to be a success both on and off the field. But however much time and effort these individuals put in there are never enough hours in the day or hands to go around.
The Somerset Cricket Board are here to provide as much training as possible to both current and new volunteers.
Some of the volunteer roles may include:
- Sports leaders and coaches
- Officials and umpires
- Administrators and finance officers
- Event organisation and management
- Driving, ground maintenance and catering
Vounteering doesn't only benefit the club or organisation - there are also many benefits for the volunteer.
- Gain experience in a sports environment
- Develop new skills and attributes
- Be part of a club or community sports organisation
- Enhance you employability and improve your CV
- Give something back to the game
Common questions asked by many new volunteers
What can I do?
The most popular activity is probably coaching, however you can get involved in a wide variety of ways depending on your skills or interests. There are opportunities to coach, assist, organise events, fundraise and get involved in the committe of a local club.
Do I need to be fantastic at a sport?
No, you simply need interest and enthusiasm!
Do I need coaching qualifications?
The club should put you through any qualifications that you need to carry out your role. If funding is not available, it is possible to access funding by contacting the SCB. You may also get the opportunity to do other courses.
How much time do I need to have?
Most people volunteer on average for two or three hours a week but there are also opportunities to volunteer more or less frequently.
Do I need a disclosure check?
The organisation will arrange to have a disclosure check done if you are in charge of children or vulnerable adults.
ECB Volunteering Information Pages
This area will provide clubs with all the information you will need to recruit, keep and reward volunteers.
Simply click on the relevant section to get started.
How to volunteer in cricket
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