A Junior Sports Association thrives on the efforts of its volunteers. The Boonah Soccer Club is lucky to have a wonderful group of parents & caregivers, grandparents and community members dedicated to making sure the club continues to function smoothly and we thank all our past and present volunteers for their hard work each season!
We are always looking for more people to help as the cliché really is true: Many hands do make light work!
To find out where you can help, please have a look at the various activities and responsibilities that the Boonah Soccer Club needs done to function over the season: Volunteer Positions (PDF 65KB)
If you are interested in helping the club in one of these positions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Shane Birch, at [email protected] or call 0429 120 687. The club will send out requests for volunteers for various events throughout the season via email.
Volunteer levy: The Volunteer Levy is reviewed each year and may be re-introduced depending on volunteer numbers.
Responsibilities of parents and players
Separate from the efforts of volunteers described in the Volunteer Positions document, caregivers of players – or the players themselves in senior teams – are expected to contribute to the team roster for washing jerseys, providing fruit at half-time, to make themselves available for canteen duties when the team is rostered to run the canteen on a home game, and assist in fundraising activities from time to time. Registration of you or your child is conditional upon meeting these expectations! If ALL caregivers and senior players lend a helping hand then the task becomes much simpler.
Volunteering in a sports club has many benefits:
- It is a great way of being a part of your community and meeting new people.
- You get to contribute and be involved in club decision-making.
- You may learn new skills or teach others new skills.
- Volunteers are good role models to their children and junior members.
- You may discover new interests & experiences.
- Volunteering gives a personal sense of motivation and achievement.
Some common misconceptions about volunteering:
- I’ve paid my fees, so I don’t need to help – Player registration fees only cover the very basics such as QCSA membership fees & insurance, game/referee fees, equipment, advertising, etc. Our fees have been kept low due to our volunteers. For example, if we do not have volunteer coaches and the club had to hire a professional coach for each team, the fees would be phenomenal.
- I don’t know anything about soccer/coaching/being a manager or committee member – The club will only be too happy to help you out! We also run coaching clinics from time to time and past committee members will be happy to show you the ropes when you take over their role. There are also many ways you can help out that requires little skill.
- I don’t have the time – Many of our committee members and volunteers have full-time jobs, very busy lives and other commitments outside of the the club but still manage to put in a lot of their time. The more people we can get to help, the less time each person needs to spend.