There are many ways to help out at Alderley Edge Hockey Club. If you would like to get involved then please click on one of the links opposite.
A devoted number of volunteers work very hard to make Alderley Edge a successful and thriving club, and the club could not run without its volunteers. Other than through the provision of professional coaching, the hockey section is managed and governed on a voluntary basis by its members.
There are a number of volunteer positions within the Alderley Edge Hockey section, most noticeably the committee, the coaching support team, team managers, umpires, team captains and fund raising/event organising .
Specifically we require volunteers for the following positions:
1. Press Officer - to collate match reports and other interesting information to the local media on a weekly basis. As most of the material is provided by the relevant sections this requires about 1/2 hr per week.
2. Head Barista - we have a number of volunteers who do a great job providing coffee and snacks at the Edge but we need a Co-ordinator who organises a rota each week-end to ensure we provide a consistent service utilising our existing Facebook group. We are also keen to enlist a few more Junior Baristas who will be taught how to serve the best coffee in Alderley !
3. Fixture Secretary - Julian Scarsbrook has done a fantastic job organising pitches for all our fixtures but we need to find a replacement who he can train and hand over to.This takes several hours over the summer setting up for the season and updates during the season as required.This does happen quite regularly but is not time consuming.
4. Hockey Camp Co-ordinator - Kelvin has done an awesome job organising our Hockey Camps over the last five years but is looking to step down. This role is essentially the planning and administration of approximately 6 camps per annum.
It does not involve the coaching aspect of the camps.
If you have skill, enthusiasm or a willingness to assist then please contact the relevant co-ordinator whose details can be found on the contact page to discuss current opportunities or click on the below links to find out more.
Volunteering in Alderley Edge Hockey Club is widely encouraged as an opportunity to contribute to the smooth running of a large successful club. This starts from an early age, with older members of the junior section encouraged to participate in coaching and umpiring of younger teams.
The President gives full support to the committee, who will offer support to other volunteers. Actions and updates will be communicated at regular committee meetings.
Volunteers, coaches and umpires will have the opportunity to gain qualification through approved training courses.
The Club holds its own liability insurance cover but is not able to offer advice, on behalf of the Club or its Sections, on its suitability to individuals’ circumstances. We would therefore recommend that all volunteer coaches and umpires seek advice from an accredited insurance advisor.
It is the aim of the committee to organise events where the recognition of the volunteers can be acknowledged. The President annually awards 'The Chairmans Trophy' to his choice of the member of the season in recognition of their contribution to the club.
The Volunteer Agreement Form (see Downloads opposite) needs to be signed by all Volunteers before taking on a Volunteer role in the Club. It's a statement you sign confirming you have read various procedures and policies that the Club follows as part of the "ClubsFirst" accreditation.
The Club encourages young people to volunteer to help with running the Club and to develop leadership and life skills.
Junior members are made aware of opportunities and courses that complement Sports Leadership courses run within school such as "Step in to Sport" or the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
From time to time the club runs EHB Leadership Award courses with an umpiring and coaching module. A great way to train the next generation of volunteers. Young people can help organise, coach or umpire younger age groups at coaching sessions.
The Record of Young Volunteer Development form (see Downloads opposite) is a useful place to record tasks and activities undertaken.