Volunteer for the SPFL Trust
Written By SPFL Trust Media Centre
The SPFL Trust has launched a search for a small team of & event volunteers to work on an exciting upcoming project that will feature a number of club’s community programmes.
More will be revealed in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, we’re looking for volunteers seeking to gain valuable & fulfilling career experience.
In particular we’re looking for:
Our “media team” will head out to many of the projects we’ll be highlighting to take pictures, create video, design infographics and provide reports or personal blogs on what they see.
The above roles will require volunteers to have their own equipment (e.g. video camera and editing software).
- Central event coordinator – based at Hampden
What you’ll get in return
Volunteers will receive training, support and professional advice during their time with the SPFL Trust.
Upon completion of a successful voluntary role, the SPFL Trust and/or its partner marketing & communications agency will arrange for a professional reference to be available upon request.
You’ll also get exposure to the football industry in Scotland, and some amazing projects which are changing people’s lives in a way few other community projects are able to do so, such is the power of sport.
Of course, we’ll cover travel expenses, as appropriate.
Why do it?
There are several reasons to get involved:
- Football industry experience in a high profile environment
- You’ll be trusted to carry out a key role within the project!
- It’ll be hugely rewarding to visit projects where people’s lives are being changed
- We’ll support you in gaining new skills, identifying career next steps, and giving you help beyond your time with us as a volunteer
We’ve published some FAQs below, so do check that through for details.
If you would like to put yourself forward please provide the following information:
- Your full name
- Current address
- Contact daytime phone number
- The role you could support
- A bit about yourself and why you could support that role, including any relevant experience (or examples!)
- Dates you cannot be available (don’t worry, this is just to help with initial planning)
- Anything else you think we should know
Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long will the project last?
In total we expect our project to last around 12 days over a two month period.
Do I have to commit to the full project?
Volunteers will not be expected to participate in every day or part of the project. Of course, if you find you are able then you could be involved throughout.
Will I be paid for this role?
No, this is a volunteering role (not to be confused with an internship) designed to allow those with skills the opportunity to assist the charity and gain valuable experience at the same time.
Will you provide training?
In terms of helping you prepare for the project, then yes. However given the tight timescales you need to have a high degree of confidence in your core skills (i.e. if you are wanting to help write for our media team, you need to be a good writer!).
Will I get to visit my club?
We won’t visit every club in the SPFL at this time, but will travel to a mix of clubs in all four divisions.
How many volunteers do you hope to recruit?
It depends on what skills people can offer. We expect, broadly, to build a team including four or five volunteers in total.
I have a disability which might make participating difficult. What do I do?
Talk to us. Explain your situation and we’ll do our best to make things possible. We won’t discriminate against anyone. We do need to work with varying types of venues, but we’ll always focus on what we can do. This is a tour for anyone to get involved in who can provide us with great skills (and a friendly personality).