Get into Volunteering
Volunteering in grassroots football is rewarding - here are a few benefits of getting involved:
- Meeting new people, making new friends and networking
- Contributing positively to your local community
- Working as part of a team
- Watching a club/league grow and develop
- Having something else worthwhile to add to your CV
- Gaining organisation and communication skills
- Boost your confidence and self-esteem
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There are a variety of options available for budding grassroots football volunteers. You could try your hand at coaching a team, or get involved behind the scenes and help run the club, perhaps as a secretary or treasurer. Leagues also require volunteers to help arrange fixtures and appoint referees. Learn more about volunteer roles here.
Some do, yes. Coaches for under 18 teams need to complete the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop. Additionally, coaches at FA Charter Standard clubs will have undertaken the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football course. If you are a volunteer working closely with children, you will also need to have successfully obtained an FA/CRC. Additionally, to become a club welfare officer, you’ll have to complete the FA Welfare Officer Workshop.
Young people can get into volunteering from the age of 12 by taking our FA Junior Football Leaders course.
Click here to let us know more about what kind of volunteers you’re looking for. We’ll list your advertisement on our website to promote to wannabe volunteers.
Different roles require different time commitments. Sometimes, you will only need to contribute a handful of hours per week at the most. Click here to view current volunteer vacancies at grassroots clubs in Lancashire - we’re sure you’ll find something to suit you!
The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.