Interested in giving back to the game of golf? Perhaps you are looking for a new challenge or want to learn new skills while meeting new people? There are lots of opportunities across the game of golf where you can get involved, from supporting your club committee to helping out at events. For some roles, it helps to have a knowledge of golf, but you don’t have to play golf to become a volunteer; clubs need lots of people with a whole range of different skills.
What role would suit you? Think about what skills you could offer to a club and how much time you want to commit. There are plenty of different volunteer roles at clubs throughout Scotland, including:
Committee members – The committee exists to serve the club and to ensure everything runs smoothly so that its members receive the best possible service and experiences. Knowledge in areas of finance, business development, administration and governance are critical to the ongoing sustainability of the club.
Junior organiser – run events to encourage children to get into the game
Coaching – run sessions to teach new players how to play
New member buddy – help new players settle in at your club
Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer – safeguard the welfare of children at the golf club and report concerns
Events, socials and entertainment – plan events at your club such as family open days, new member recruitment sessions and social activities for existing members
Marketing and communications – develop your club’s marketing strategy and promotional material. Many clubs need help with marketing and communications, so experience in this area can be invaluable.
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