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Responsibilities

Pitchside analysis is just one valuable way a volunteer could contribute to community rugby

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The role of a CVC will differ from club to club as no two clubs are identical but most CVCs will take on responsibility for the following:

  • Help recruit new volunteers to the club
  • Provide support to new volunteers, helping to make them feel welcome and to settle into their new role
  • Get to know the volunteers so that their skills and abilities can be used in a role they will enjoy
  • Provide feedback so that volunteers know how they are doing and what needs to be done
  • Ensure that volunteers are not feeling overstretched and that they are supported during very busy periods
  • Make sure that volunteers are still enjoying the work they are doing, changing their role if necessary so that they can develop new skills
  • Say thank you to volunteers by using a variety of different methods, using the RFU Volunteer Recognition Booklet (PDF 1.1MB) where necessary.
  • Help to put a volunteer plan together to support the club's development plan or Seal of Approval programme
  • Raise the profile of volunteering within your club
  • Act as the main contact for everything 'volunteering'
  • Sit on the committee and act as the representative for volunteers so that their thoughts and views are taken into consideration
  • Complete and keep all the necessary paperwork regarding volunteers in order
  • Make links with local volunteer agencies and programmes, such as local volunteer centres, local authority sports development teams, local schools, 6th form colleges and universities

These are just a few of the areas where a CVC may get involved in but is by no means a definitive list. CVCs do not have to take on total responsibility for recruiting all of the new volunteers that the club needs, this should be a shared role within the club.

 

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