Top Tips to becoming a Golf Volunteer
Think about what you want from your volunteering experience. Perhaps you’re looking for an opportunity where you’ll make new friends, or gain work experience or new skills? Maybe it will be the chance to contribute to a cause that’s motivating you? ‘Do a favour’ for the local golf club or school.
Think about what you have to offer. What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? What would you like to learn? You may have skills and qualifications that you can put to use within your local club.
There are no age limits to volunteering, but there can sometimes be difficulties for people under 16 due to to lack of support and guidance from some clubs. If you have any concerns, ask the County Golf Development Officer (CDO) nearest to you.
The range of opportunities to volunteer is huge by contacting your local CDO to talk about your volunteering; they will be able to find you a suitable club which will be easy for you to get to.
What next? Once a club has been found you will need to meet with the club's volunteer co-ordinator to chat through what you want to do and what it is they need. They will probably show you around the club and introduce you to some other volunteers and members.
Good practice means that the club will ask you to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check (CRB) before you begin your role and ask to see any relevant certificates (UKCC, safeguarding etc). Don’t let this put you off in any way; the England Golf Partnership actively encourages all clubs to recruit in a safe and effective way. Good practice means that you should complete a role agreement with the volunteer co-ordinator which could include the following:
Now you are ready to start
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