Find out more about volunteering in a club

Volunteer in a Club

Our clubs are transitioning to living with COVID-19 and many are making the return to activity or are preparing to do so. 

If you are interested in getting involved then click on the Find A Club button to search for a club in your local area and register your interest.

Club Volunteer Role

This role is essential to the running of every club and is a great role to get yourself familiar with the club and start your volunteering career.  A general volunteer assists with tasks such as:

  • Equipment set up and tear down
  • Registration of athletes and volunteers
  • Support and supervision of athletes between activities
  • Supporting members of the club management team in various activities such as volunteer induction.

Club Management Team Roles

The Club Management Team is a team of volunteers who run the club.  Most Club Management Teams have 6 roles:

Club Chairperson has overall responsibility for the activities of a club.  This person leads the team of volunteers running the club, represents the club and ensure all club activities are in line with Special Olympics policies and procedures.

The Secretary works closely with the Chairperson in all aspects of club administration.

Sports Officers are in multi-sports clubs and represent Head Coaches for each sport at committee level.  The Sports Officer leads the team of Head Coaches, Coaches and Assistant Coaches to ensure regular quality training and participation in competition by athletes.

Safeguarding Officer ensures the Code of Ethics & Good Practice is adopted by club members and acts as a point of contact for all issues related to athlete protection.

The Treasurer has overall responsibility for club income and expenditure and produces the statement of accounts.

The Club Membership Officer is the point of contact for the members of the club and has the lead responsibility for managing the relationships with the club members and management of club volunteers.  The Membership Officer maintains records and communicates with Regional Office, e.g., attendance, volunteer roles, affiliation, training.