Do you have some free time?
WHY NOT VOLUNTEER
Volunteering with us is a great way to meet like-minded people who share the same enthusiasm for grassroots football.
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding. Below are some of the reasons people choose to volunteer. For some it provides an opportunity to: Give something back to an organisation that has impacted on a person’s life, either directly or indirectly; Make a difference to the lives of others; Feel valued and part of a team; Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle; Gain confidence and self-esteem
Fivemiletown United actively welcomes people from all backgrounds and all walks of life; we have volunteers like Students, graduates, retired people, teenagers, people in employment and not in employment all take part in the different areas of the club. There is no upper age limit and no previous experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome
This is really up to you. Some roles are for one-off events, some are short term and others might need a season long commitment. There are many ways you can help us make a difference, no matter how much time you have available or the level of commitment you can afford to give.
That depends on how much time and how much you want to be involved. Keeping a non-profit club going is a never ending job and there is a wide variety of jobs need doing for example: if you like getting your hands dirty and you’re a bit of a handy person then general ground maintenance like repairs/painting/cleaning could be just the thing or if you prefer to help on match days you could be serving tea & coffee, selling draw tickets, gate duties or looking after the sponsors. Maybe you would like to get involved with the youth academy helping out at training or managing a team at youth level or lending a helping hand with one of the senior teams. Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Our volunteers will at some point come into contact with the youth academy section of the club, for this reason all members, coaches and volunteers will have to undergo a DBS check (Police record check)
For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. From this perspective, volunteering can be a way of: Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience Developing existing skills and knowledge; Enhancing a CV; Improving one’s employment prospects; Gaining an accreditation; Using one’s professional skills and knowledge to benefit others . For others, volunteering appeals because of its social benefits. These include: Meeting new people and making new friends; A chance to socialise; Getting to know the local community.
Yes. Claimants of welfare benefits such as Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit and Disability Living Allowance are allowed to volunteer without losing their benefits. However, you must make sure that you are available to meet the conditions of receiving those benefits.
Yes, of course. You are under no obligation to keep volunteering if you don’t like it. However, it is always worth talking to somebody about this first. You can discuss with them why you feel unhappy and what you feel would improve your time as a volunteer. Volunteers are very important to the running of this club it would not survive without them, we do not want to see any volunteer leave.