Making a recruitment plan can feel like a daunting task, especially when you already have lots to do as part of your own volunteering role. Every club is different and your need for volunteers will also change over time. So don’t feel you have to do everything at once. Start with changing something small and go from there. Over time, you should be able to build a great recruitment process that will help you bring new volunteers into your club for many years to come.


Your club will be situated in the heart of a community, a community that will be diverse in gender, experience, skill sets, socio-economic levels, race, religion, sexual orientation. By making your club more attractive to all and positively encouraging people from different backgrounds to get involved, not only will you be actively supporting with community cohesion, but it will also broaden your members collective skill sets and experiences aiding the club with its goals and ambitions, whilst positively demonstrating you are a club for all.


Succession planning focuses on making a plan for when a volunteer leaves their role or is no longer available to support the club. By following some simple steps, you can help to retain your current volunteers as well as prepare new volunteers to join the committee or help out.


There are many different roles required to run a grassroots football club. A summary of some of these roles with a brief explanation of their responsibilities and the key skills needed to be successful at the role can be found within this section. Mandatory roles are required as part of the club accreditation with FAW and others are roles or functions that should be considered based on your own club’s circumstances.