All athletics clubs are reliant on its volunteers from Coaches, Officials, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretaries, Team Manager, Committee Members, Administrators and catering help. Without their help we could not function, neither can we afford to  pay for their services except expenses without substantially increasing the membership fees..

For those who wish to help with coaching and officiating the club will pay for courses if they wish to progress onto being qualified.

What most parent do not realise except for one paid post we are all volunteers juggling time between our day jobs and athletics. They are the club not the few who chase around.

When people join, we remind them or their guardians (if under 16) that they have an obligation to help out for the club to function. We do not expect them all to put in regular hours just to help out when required.

Roles include:

Assisting at athletic meetingsOfficiatingCoachingTeam ManagementCateringSupervision of MinorsBar workAdministrationFund raisingWeb administrationAssisting CoachesMaintenanceRepresentative on external committees

Volunteer Co-ordinator

If you have any specific skills that you think we could use let us know

British Athletics have put together an excellent page that lists the kinds of roles that a club such as ours needs people to fulfil:

So – now you know what needs doing.  But you’re thinking the club already has plenty of better qualified people doing these jobs?  You’d be wrong – athletics clubs are always short of people who will lend a hand – and Watford Harriers are no exception!  EVERYONE can make a contribution – and, as the saying goes – many hands make light work!  Even offering a few hours here and there would be hugely welcomed – and you’d be working with such a great bunch of people!
and – ultimately, it’s massively rewarding – seeing YOUR efforts help the club’s athletes succeed – and, of course, helping the club to progress.

So, now you’re convinced, but not sure what you’d be best placed to help with?  Try this quiz:


If you think you can spare us some of your time, expertise or experience, get in touch!  Or pop down to Woodside Stadium (Tuesdays and Thursdays night or Sunday mornings). We look forward to hearing from you!