Why Become a Volunteer?
People choose to volunteer for a large variety of reasons. For some, volunteering is a chance for them to give back to their community and rugby club. For some, it's an amazing prospect to develop new skills and gain great experience and for others it's a brilliant opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. But for everyone volunteering in our rugby clubs, an insatiable passion for rugby drives them on.
Even if you're not particularly interested, passionate or knowledgeable about rugby, volunteering for your local rugby club is a wonderful and very well appreciated use of your time… and you never know, you mind find a passion you never knew you had!
The sheer number of benefits volunteering in general has is staggering, and volunteering in Welsh Rugby can also provide you with completely unique opportunities. Due to the nature of rugby and the connection the WRU has with its grassroots, we can provide a volunteering experience no other sport or organisation can offer. We've listed just a few of the benefits of volunteering on the poster on the right (click for a larger image).
What do Volunteers do?
What do you think of when you think about the work that goes into to make a single team play a game of rugby? Two teams of fifteen player, two coaches and one referee? The possibilities are endless. Very few people realise that there are over 30 different potential roles (depending on the size of the club) and that each of these roles is (usually) run by a volunteer.
Whether you are a skilled physiotherapist, a trainee strength and conditioning coach, a computer expert or just a passionate cook, a local rugby club is looking for you right now. The possibilities for you are endless.
How do you Become a Volunteer?
As we've seen, there are lots of reason why anyone would like to volunteer, so we have developed lots of ways for you to volunteer. You can either;
- Contact us directly and we will work with you to place you in the best role for you
- Get in touch with your local club directly as see what you can do. You can use the club map find your local club
- Pop into your local councils volunteering center to get more help and guidance on volunteering
- See our volunteer vacancy page to see what active opportunities are available across Wales.