Livingston Athletic Club Livingston Athletic Club

Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood of athletics

Alistair Dalgleish Club Chairperson
Livingston AC have gone from strength-to-strength in recent years, however none of this would be possible without a great team of volunteers who give up their time to help on training nights, at competitions, at club events and with various administrative duties.

For the club to continue to develop, and meet the demands of club members, we always need more people to come forward and help whenever you can. Whether you can spare a couple of hours a week or just a few hours a year, your contribution will make a difference.

Parental Assistance

The parents/guardians of junior members are required to help at least three times per year in some capacity, but absolutely no previous experience is required and our existing team will provide full support and training for any new volunteers.

Every parent has something to offer and more information on the various ways you can help are covered during the parents welcome evening.

Club Events

The club organise a popular series of track and field competitions at Craigswood during the summer, and two cross country events in October and November, giving club members a wide range of local competition opportunity.

It takes a big team of officials and helpers to run these competitions, with between 40 and 50 volunteers on duty at each event.

In a recent survey of guest competitors from other clubs, over half the respondents commented on the team of friendly and helpful volunteers that help make the club events successful.

In return for the FREE entry benefits for junior Livingston members, parents are expected to assist at least three times per year at club events.

How can you help?

Officials
Every competition requires around 25 officials/helpers for field events, and at least another 10 officials/helpers for track events.

While the qualified officials will run the events, additional helpers are always required on both the track and field for tasks like raking the sandpits, holding measuring tapes, returning shots/javelins or helping with relay changeovers.

No previous experience is required and the officials will give full guidance to new helpers.

Teas
The club events also have a reputation for first class hospitality, with hot drinks and spread of home baking providing a welcome treat after a hard race. We need a team of helpers to manage the tea area. If enough people volunteer, this could be split into two shifts.

Declarations
If you'd prefer to help inside, you could join our efficient and friendly declarations team, helping to get athletes swiftly registered for their event and dealing with queries from competitors and parents.

Baking / Filled Rolls
Even if you can't help on the night, you could still assist by donating home baking or making filled rolls for officials.