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How To Get Involved In Rugby Volunteering

If you appreciate the benefits of volunteering at rugby club and think you have something to offer, there are a of number ways to make it happen. Remember, be proactive, clubs are always in need of an extra pair of hands.

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For those new to the game or new to an area, there are two simple methods:

Postcode search

Rugby clubs in your area can be found by a postcode search. The club finder in the upper right-hand side of this page will provide you with a list of teams within a 10 to 30-mile radius of your location.

Be selective. Click on the clubs’ contact links, visit their websites and chat to members to find an opportunity most suited to your skills and situation. Navigate your way through the club details and membership list, and you’ll soon find a details of relevant contacts at each club.  

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) is a good starting point. Located regionally all over the country, our RDOs are knowledgeable about the clubs on their patch and can recommend suitable clubs and contacts.

Are you already a member of a club?

If you’re already affiliated to a club but do not currently volunteer, speak to your Club Volunteer Coordinator about your interests and skills. They will be able to advise you on what opportunities are available.  

For any general volunteering advice, please contact the RFU Volunteering Team via the contact us service.

Based in the London area?

The Rugby Football Union invites you to take part in Touch London, a brand new programme bringing the easy-to-play, socially-driven game of touch rugby to workplaces around the capital.

We are looking to expand our coaching and facilitating workforce and you may have the potential to help! You will be expected to deliver sessions to workplaces around the capital and that we will equip you with the skills to do that. Click on the following link for further information on volunteering for Touch London (PDF 168kB).


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