Club Launches Volunteer Initiative

My Club, Hartlepool United

Over the last few weeks, we have been approached by a number of individuals and local businesses offering their skills and experience completely free of charge as we progress through the ongoing challenges of Covid-19 and embed our sustainability initiatives to provide strong foundations for the Club as a whole and success on the pitch.

We have also been listening to a large number of our supporters who have told us that they will “do anything” for the Club they adore.

So we are therefore launching our Volunteer Initiative to further strengthen, and deepen, our pool of dedicated supporters and local businesses who feel they have the skills, experience, time availability and personal commitment to support the Club’s Executive Management in the running of their Club.

What is the Club looking for?

It is more a question of ‘what can you do for the Club?’ and we invite you to tell us exactly what skills and experience you feel you can offer us. It’s not just about sharing your ideas, it’s about rolling up your sleeves and helping us get things done.

We have set out below some suggestions of the kind of skills, across a number of operational areas, that our dedicated supporters or local businesses may possess and would be keen to help us with. However this list is far from exhaustive, so if you feel you have a valuable skill set or business acumen in other areas that can support the Club then we would love to hear from you as well.

Operational Area Relevant skills
Communications Branding & PR Website and graphic design Dataanalytics Digital media & content
Business Growth Partnership development Retail management and administration Non-match day event coordination Junior Poolies administration
General Volunteer coordination Club historian and statistician Decoration, joinery & electrical Cleaning
Match Day Photography PA announcements H’Angus the Monkey Programme & lottery selling

How do I apply to be a Volunteer?

Simply download and complete the Club’s ‘Volunteer Application Form’

You can then send it to the Club by email, by post or hand deliver.

  • Email your completed Application Form to:

volunteer@hartlepoolunited.co.uk

  • Post or hand deliver your completed Application Form to:

Volunteer Applications

Hartlepool United FC

Victoria Park

Clarence Road

Hartlepool

TS24 8BZ

Applications are welcome from those that have an appropriate skillset regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

What personal skills do I need?

The most important priority is that you are willing and able to give your time and commitment to the Club. Before applying to be a volunteer please consider the impact such a role may have on your family, home and work time. Whilst the personal skills you require will, to a certain extent, depend on the nature of the role you are looking to provide, you will need to be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Clear communication and organisation;
  • Reliability;
  • Willingness to work to deadlines;
  • Excellent customer-facing skills;
  • Ability to work within a team of similarly minded individuals;
  • Flexibility;

Certain roles may require Safeguarding and DBS security clearance checks to be carried out In the event of your application being successful, this will be discussed with you if relevant.

Why should I Volunteer?

Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications. Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents. Or you may simply choose to volunteer because you are a passionate Poolie who wants to feel more involved and connected with your Club.