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Volunteers At Your Rugby Club

Coaches prepare for a training session by moving a scrum machine into position

Photo: RFU Archive

A pool of dedicated volunteers working hard behind the scenes can be an invaluable resource and can make the difference between winning and losing.

With more than 50,000 people volunteering in rugby clubs up and down the country, if you don’t have many in your club you are missing out.

Volunteers with suitable skills can be found everywhere, and could assist the club in roles from press officer to bar manager, or from disciplinary officer to groundsman.  Our role descriptions page gives some further ideas of potential roles and outlines the skills and commitments they require.

The RFU is committed to helping rugby clubs develop and the Volunteering Team is here to help you.  The information here is designed to advise you on how to recruit, retain and then recognise the people who give their spare time to make your community rugby club a success.

A group of young volunteers at a community rugby club

Photo: RFU Archive

vRugby is an exciting new project pioneered by the volunteering team for volunteers aged 16-25.  Community Rugby will create 4,000 youth volunteering opportunities over the next three years thanks to £500,000 of funding from youth volunteering charity v, and the Rugby Football Foundation.

If you have any further questions on all volunteering matters, or require a list of the current volunteer team contacts please use the contact us page to get in touch.