Volunteers — “the backbone of every club”
Garden Suburb FC relies heavily on our team of dedicated volunteers who work in various capacities to keep the club running throughout the year. Volunteers have been the lifeblood of our community club since establishment in 1964 and we are extremely grateful to those who give up some of their time each season to keep our club operational.
As a “Not For Profit” club, we rely heavily on the input of volunteers to enable us to keep our fees as low as possible for the benefit of our members. Without these volunteers, many of our club events would not happen.
As well as a busy season, there are fundraisers, awareness rounds (such as Mental Health Round, Boot Out Breast Cancer, Heartbeat of Football) and social events, all of which rely on the help of volunteers.
Our volunteers support our club through a number of key roles (eg. committee, coach or manager) along with ad-hoc roles that require a lower level of commitment and at various times throughout the year.
How do I become a volunteer?
To get you started as a volunteer, there are a few things you need to consider:
- From 1 January, Register with PlayFootball as a Volunteer. This means that you are covered by NNSW Football insurance while volunteering.
- Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list so our volunteer request emails don’t go to spam
- Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Instagram and TeamApp and respond to periodic requests for volunteers
- Visit our Sign Up group via the link below to view all of our current adhoc volunteer vacancies for upcoming game days and events.
Why should I volunteer?
Being a volunteer has lots of benefits.
It can bring meaning and purpose to your life, while increasing your self-esteem and wellbeing. Volunteering can also relieve stress, and alleviate symptoms of depression. As well as having a positive impact on your community, volunteering can improve your relationships.
If that is not enough, here are another 10 Reasons to Volunteer!