Swansea Harriers are entirely reliant on volunteers for the club to function and are eternally grateful for their support. Covid 19 has been particularly challenging for us, as it has been for all sports clubs. So that the club can try and re grow our membership over the upcoming months and years, it is vital that we rebuild our core team of dedicated volunteers, to create capacity for more athletes to return to training and competition. Outlined below are three key areas where additional volunteers are currently required from our parents and grandparents please. If you would consider helping us out please get in touch or speak to any of our volunteers on club nights for more detail.
Club Cafe: selling teas & coffees to raise much needed funds for the running of the club, collecting training fees, maintaining coaching registers and selling club kit. We have eight time slots a week to fill and are looking for a couple of extra volunteers for the teams so that volunteers can cover each other if others aren’t available. The slots where we need extra help are; Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 4.45pm to 6/6.15pm and 6/6.15pm to 7.00pm. Full training by the existing volunteers is provided as well as great company!
Coaching: More parents/guardians are required to help supervise the 5pm to 6.15pm sessions to help ensure all the children are engaged, and to perform tasks such as raking sand pits, replacing high jump/pole vault bars, collecting throwing implements, if you think you can handle this please speak to any of the coaches before or after training sessions. If you do decide to get involved and enjoy we might even get you signed up on a coaching qualification.
Officiating: This season we are back to a pretty much full schedule of events for all age groups. Recruitment of UK Athletics qualified officials are absolutely essential so the club can create plenty of competitive opportunities for home and away fixtures. If you are willing and available to help at any of the clubs fixtures as a track judge, timekeeper or field judge please contact us. Even if you are only able to help at a handful of events a year this makes a huge difference to the to the club. For more detail on the world of officiating please read the Officials welcome pack final Then if you get involved and enjoy we might even get you signed up on an officiating qualification, maybe like these ones!