Volunteers

Volunteers are the life blood of North East Archers. Without volunteers we wouldn't have a club!

Volunteering can take as much or as little time as you would like, every little helps us out. Many of the roles we have on offer wouldn't even impact on shooting on a club night. We'll do what we can to help you out and get you settled, and provide support and encouragement along the way.

We have a variety of roles available, ranging from committee roles involved in the running of the club, officer roles providing support the committee and focusing on specific areas, and general support roles helping out at beginners courses, come and try events and occasionally on a club night.

If you're interested in any of these roles please do speak to Sharon or David.

Available Committee Roles

Safeguarding / Welfare Officer (Deputy)

The Safeguarding Deputy supports the Safeguarding/Welfare Officer, sharing responsibilities to ensure the club is a secure environment. They assist in handling welfare concerns, maintaining safeguarding policies, and ensuring compliance with legal and organizational standards. This role requires strong communication skills, an understanding of safeguarding practices, and the ability to manage sensitive situations with care and confidentiality. The deputy plays a critical role in promoting a safe club atmosphere, demonstrating commitment to the well-being of all members.

Please Note: This role will require a DBS which we will arrange

Key Tasks
  • Serve as the primary contact for safeguarding concerns within the club.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of and compliance with all relevant safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the Club Secretary on DBS checks and recruitment processes to ensure the safety of members.
Knowledge / Skills
  • A thorough understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and integrity.

Available Officer Roles

Club Development Officer

The Club Development Officer leads the creation and implementation of a Club Development Plan, identifying and leveraging opportunities for growth and improvement. This role involves strategic planning, securing funding, and working with external organizations to enhance the club's profile and facilities.

Key Tasks
  • Formulate and execute a comprehensive development strategy.
  • Pursue funding and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Collaborate with external partners for club advancement.
Skills
  • Strategic thinking and planning abilities.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills.
  • Experience in project management and funding applications.

Fundraising Officer

The Fundraising Officer is responsible for spearheading the club's efforts to secure financial support through various initiatives and events. This role involves planning and executing fundraising campaigns, identifying potential donors and sponsors, and managing relationships with them. The Fundraising Officer works closely with other committee members to ensure that fundraising activities align with the club's goals and values.

Key Tasks
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies.
  • Cultivate and manage donor relationships.
  • Organize fundraising events and campaigns.
Skills
  • Creativity in generating fundraising ideas.
  • Strong organizational and event planning skills.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building abilities.

General Support

Experienced Archers

Experienced archers play a vital role in our beginners courses, providing essential support and guidance to those new to the sport. Their tasks include setting up equipment, offering basic archery tips, ensuring safety, and fostering a supportive atmosphere. Required skills encompass a solid understanding of archery, the ability to communicate effectively with newcomers, patience, and a collaborative spirit. These volunteers embody the club's commitment to nurturing the next generation of archers, creating a welcoming and enriching environment for all participants.

Key Tasks
  • Assist with the setup and breakdown of the range and equipment.
  • Provide instruction and safety guidance alongside coaches.
  • Ensure a safe and encouraging environment for new archers.
  • Offer support and motivation to beginners, fostering a positive introductory experience to archery.
Skills
  • Proficient understanding of archery techniques and safety measures.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively guide and encourage newcomers.
  • A supportive and patient approach to teaching and assisting beginners.
  • Team collaboration capabilities, adhering to coach directives.