Volunteers Needed

Posted by Administrator on Sun 23 October 2016

Time for County Athletics? 

Do you love organising parties and events for other people? Do you have skills for finding venues? Making spreadsheets? Preparing programmes? Can you make sure everyone has a good time? Will you be sure it will all go OK on the day? Can you spare some time to share your skills?

Do you love athletics? Do you have some time to spare to help Leicestershire & Rutland AA? Very few people volunteer to help out with the planning, organisation and administration of county competitions.  Yet these skills are used by many parents and relatives in every day social lives.

We think that most club members and parents of athletes are TOO BUSY these days to help with county level athletics. You don’t have to be in a club – you just need to LOVE ATHLETICS and have some spare time to organise people and events. If we can’t fill these roles then we cannot develop and progress – we may even have to cancel some teams or competitions. Please email or telephone for information about vacant roles. Everyone will be welcome. There is no handbook/manual – but please volunteer while those currently involved can give you help (if needed).

·       No Team Managers = no county teams 

(Vacancies for Fell Running Seniors, Cross Country young boys, Track & Field all ages) 

·       No volunteers for planning competitions = no competitions 

(4 different competition opportunities) 

·       No equipment audit or transport = fewer competitions 

·       No website & social media skills = less publicity

·       No Admin help = results delayed

·      No committee members = fewer new opportunities

Email: – contact@LRAA.org.uk or  Tel: 0116-2713661

 Other examples of help needed:  

 - promoting events through social media? (Facebook page needed to link to website)

 - updating/monitoring our website

 - taking minutes at committee meetings? (6-7 times a year)

 - inputting results on spread sheets?

 - keeping an audit of equipment?

 - transporting/storing equipment? For Sportshall athletics mainly

 - analysing/extrapolating data for entries and results?

 - preparing/designing a programme for any one of four competitions?

 - finding volunteers for one-off roles at many competitions?

 - organising timetables for competitions

- taking photos at competitions to upload to website or Facebook

- designing entry forms and receiving/ acknowledging entries

- handling queries about eligibility (= understanding the Rule Book)

 Can you commit a little time each year to help us out? Many of our stalwart volunteers are getting older now (almost everyone is over 60 and most are 70-80) and can no longer work and contribute as much as they would like. If we can get new people offering now then there is some chance of a handover. Many of the roles I took on had no handover nor help to do the job. There is no handbook/manual – but please volunteer while those currently involved can give you help (if needed).