THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

Behind every local rugby is a team of dedicated volunteers working to a make things happen.

You don’t have to have been a player to get involved, just someone who feels they will enjoy the camaraderie of being more closely connected with the rugby community.

  1. Build self-esteem and confidence
  2. Learn to develop new skills
  3. Enhance work experience and CV
  4. Meet new people and broaden your social network
  5. Make a difference in the community

In short – have fun!

THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

STEPS TO TAKE

Rugby clubs are always in need of an extra pair of hands and will be grateful for any help you are willing to give.

Here are three proven ways to get involved:

  1. Postcode search Find a rugby club in your area by using a postcode search. The England Rugby Club Finder will provide you with a list of teams in your locality.
  2. Speak to your local Rugby Development Officer If you have a good idea of the type of club and volunteering opportunity you would like, contacting your local Rugby Development Officer (RDO). RDOs are knowledgeable about the clubs on their patch and can recommend suitable clubs and contacts.
  3. Speak to your local Club Volunteer Coordinator If you are already involved with a club but don’t currently volunteer this is the person you to talk to. They will know what they need help with.
STEPS TO TAKE

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The RFU Leadership Academy aims to raise awareness of the importance of leadership in rugby. The scheme identifies the next generation of club, Constituent Body and referee society leaders.

The leadership academy aims to help people develop their rugby expertise and confidence, while facilitating networking opportunities to allow delegates to share experiences and solutions to handle similar issues.

Each leadership candidate:

  • Attends the academy launch to network with other leadership candidates and mentors
  • Identifies their current strengths and areas for development
  • Creates their personal learning plan
  • Completes formal and informal learning and development opportunities
  • Reviews their progress and gives feedback on the academy
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

MITSUBISHI RECOGNITION PROGRAMME

England Rugby and Mitsubishi Motors have developed the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme to provide grassroots rugby clubs with opportunities to recognise and reward the volunteers who make up an integral part of the game.

With over 100,000 volunteers supporting grassroots rugby, week in, week out, it’s important to recognise and say thank you for their hard word. This means nominating them for the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme.

MITSUBISHI RECOGNITION PROGRAMME