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Volunteering at Reading Rugby Club - Your Club


Successful rugby clubs are more than just victorious teams on the pitch. Players and coaches are vitally important but so are the many dedicated volunteers who work hard behind the scenes to help the club function.


You don't have to be a rugby expert to get involved. Whether you're a current player, someone who has hung up their boots or a person who has never picked up the oval ball, you could be a valued rugby volunteer


If we do not have Team administrators, coaches, referees, fund raisers, marketing experts and maintenance helpers (to name just a few), Rugby (especially Rugby at Reading RFC) would not be the amazing game it is.


You don't have to be 'sporty' to be a rugby volunteer because there are opportunities for everyone to give time. Whatever skills you can offer, we need you, whatever you think you can do.


How Do I Volunteer at Reading Rugby Club?


Either email, text, call or "buttonhole' the Club Volunteer coordinator (Alun Thomas) here:


Email: volunteers@readingrfc.co.uk


Text or call: 07786 962 631


Meet: Wednesday Evenings or Sunday afternoons (Alun is the volunteer Head Coach of Reading Ladies RFC)


How Do I get some help (volunteers) with a task/tasks or a role in my Team at Reading Rugby Club?


To get your opportunities onto our activity/role list


Either email, text, call or "buttonhole' the Club Volunteer coordinator (Alun Thomas) here:


Email: volunteers@readingrfc.co.uk


Text or call: 07786 962 631


Meet: Wednesday Evenings or Sunday afternoons (Alun is the volunteer Head Coach of Reading Ladies RFC)


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The Benefits of Volunteering For Young People


Besides being a rewarding experience, volunteering enables you to gain independence and confidence, meet new people and develop new skills that may even improve your grades or job prospects. There is no better place to start than at Reading Rugby Club.


If you are aged 16-25 and would like to find out more about how you can volunteer, visit the vRugby website, a dedicated service for youth volunteering in rugby and contact Alun Thomas on volunteers@readingrfc.co,uk


The benefits of volunteering are numerous and varied for young people, but can include:


• An opportunity to have fun outside the school environment


• An opportunity to make a difference in someone's life


• A healthy opportunity, such as tackling obesity through sport


• Educational opportunities - learn through doing as a complement to formal education


• Gaining skills or taking part in training


• Gaining work experience and make contacts within a profession


• Qualification opportunities in coaching, refereeing, leadership and team management


• It's good for your CV - especially for Further or Higher Education


• Personal and social development


• May help increase self-esteem and self-confidence


• The opportunity to become part of a team


• Meeting new people from a variety of age groups: it's a good way to meet new friends


• Gives you a position within the community - an opportunity to become involved with community activities.


• Gives you a sense of pride; feeling needed and valued


• You can work towards gaining accreditation, such as Step Into Sport or the Duke of Edinburgh Award.



Mr Alun Thomas


Volunteer Coordinator


volunteers@readingrfc.co.uk

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