VOLUNTEER ROLES

The existence and success of the club is thanks to the volunteers (coaches, senior athletes, officials and parents) who give up their time to help on training nights, at competitions, at club events and with various administrative duties.

The club have a continuous requirement for more volunteers.

While experience in athletics is useful for some roles, it is by no means essential, and many different roles are available which use a variety of skills and with varying commitment levels to suit everyone.

The list below highlights the various ways in which you can help:

Office Bearers Roles include president, club secretary, treasurer and welfare officer. Commitment: Two hours every two months to attend committee meetings, plus a few hours per month for the admin duties.
Committee Members You could also join the committee as an ordinary member to help influence how the club is run and assist with occassional small tasks. Commitment: Two hours every two months to attend committee meetings.
Coaches The club will fund all training costs for senior athletes or parents who would like to get involved in coaching. Start as a coaching assistant and then progress through the ranks. Commitment: Two hours on a Wednesday night, at least once a month or more often if you're available.
Officials The sport needs and can't operate without officials. Both graded officials and parent helpers are required. The club will fund training costs for any member or parent who would like to become a graded official. Commitment: at least one league match during the year.
Team Managers Help organise and support our teams and athletes in league competitions. Commitment: 3 days per year at the matches in a league, plus a few hours of administration duties prior to the match.
Press Officer Report to local papers about performances at competitions throughout the year.
Club Desk As part of a rota on Wednesday evenings you'd complete the attendance register, hand out letters and collect return slips. Commitment: 20 min on a Wednesday night (6.50 PM to 7.10 PM). The more people on the rota the less weeks per year everyone does.
Fundraiser Investigate ways to finance the clubs activities, including sponsorship, fundraising and grants.
VOLUNTEER ROTA

As the club is run entirely by volunteers, members and the parents/guardians of junior members are expected to assist those volunteers in some capacity each year.

The club operates a rota to cover the club's quota of officials at league matches and to provide officials for club events.

The officiating duties are usually as simple as raking the sand in a long jump pit or collecting shots/javelins. Previous experience of athletics is not required and is not expected. The events are managed by qualified officials and full guidance is always given.

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to find a replacement or someone willing to switch dates if you're not available on the allocated date.

A rota for the summer season is published in March, and the winter rota is published in October. The current rota is available below:

National XC Champs  

23/02/2019

Schools XC Champs  

02/03/2019

Indoor League  

16/03/2019

Junior Road Race Champs  

17/03/2019

SIAB Schools XC  

23/03/2019

Edinburgh & Lothian Trials  

31/03/2019

Livingston Open  

17/04/2019

Primary Schools XC  

20/04/2019

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Masters Indoor Champs  

17/02/2019

CE Indoor Champs  

16/02/2019

National Indoor Relay Champs  

16/02/2019

U12 SUPERteams  

10/02/2019

SU Indoor Champs  

09/02/2019

Schools Indoor Champs  

06/02/2019

U13/U15/U20 Indoor Champs  

02/02/2019

Masters XC Champs  

02/02/2019

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