Our volunteer pack is a basic starting point for anyone within a rugby club that has to recruit and manage volunteers and it contains a groundwork on the roles and structures within a rugby club, volunteer recruitment and management guides, a very large range of role description templates and volunteer policy template which should be adopted and customized by every club and should be referred to when needed. This pack should be used as a guide only and may be changed at any time.
Below is a list of the role descriptions that can be found within the volunteer pack above. They are listed here so you can print/send them individually. These descriptions are merely a suggestion of what each role can entail. Each cub will have their own ideas on what the individual roles involve so discussions between the volunteer and the club should always occur before any commitment is made. This will ensure both the club and the volunteer know exactly what is required of them.
The volunteer policy had been adapted for rugby clubs from the Volunteer Wales template. It outlines the suggested policies and procedures all Rugby clubs in Wales should adopt and use when any issue of volunteering arises. This can also be found at the end of the recruitment pack and should only be used as a guide. The policy can and should be adapted for each club as every club will operate differently in regards to volunteer management. In particular the payment of travel/other expenses.
Training and Advice
The WRU are committed to not only recruiting new volunteers into the Welsh Rugby family, but also training them in a huge variety of ways and offering continued advice and guidance for all that need it. The training ranges from first aid and strapping, to sustainable future courses. Club secretaries will have the full list and if you would like any training and advice we suggest going to your clubs secretary first. Click here for the full list of club training opportunities and advice.