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Volunteers

Volunteering is a way of Cobham life

Since 2006 we have annually offered Value the Volunteer awards at the Summer Ball to in some small way thank a few club members for the fantastic work they do for the club – your club. To make it easier for those that wish to volunteer we have now set up this page to list roles that we are seeking specific help for. It will be regularly updated but to kick off the season a few choice roles are noted below. So please do your bit – or encourage others to if you know someone who might need a smidge of encouragement to do so. Without the volunteers there is no club. And, as our examples below testify, it’s really satisfying to do.

POSITIONS OPEN

First Team Manager: The first team are looking for a manager who can help organise kit and take on other important match day duties throughout the season .  If you can spare the time and are interested please contact Chris Melton on 07971043310.

Match day linesman.  The first team need a match day linesman for home and away games .  The volunteer will of course be rewarded with a pint or two after the game.  If you are interested please contact Chris Melton on the mobile number above.

Fund raising officer. 

The Club is looking for somewhere to organise some fund raising events. If you are a lateral thinker and would be willing to organise a few events like Cobham at Harlequins (a few years ago we organised this) perhaps a Golf day or other clever fund raising events,  either at the Club or elsewhere,  please contact Club Chairman Steve Heard on 01932 863461 to discuss.  All proceeds from your efforts will be put make into kit or facilities.

Update ... Jan 2015

I am delighted to inform you that the Fund raising Officer role has been filled by Alison Simmers. Alison is new to Cobham and new to Cobham RFC but has volunteered some time to assist raise additional funds for CRFC. If members need help on existing events or indeed have ideas for internal and external events then Alison is an additional resource that may be able to help .

Alison's email address is alison.simmers@gmail.com

 

Volunteering - Vicky AlexanderVicky Alexander

I first started volunteering at Guildford Rugby club when I fell pregnant and found that I couldn't play any more.  The girls youth section needed a coach and I stepped in to help. I wasn't quite ready to hang up my boots!  I found that giving back to the girls gave me a sense of satisfaction that I hadn't had from my playing days.  Since then I've not looked back.  

Cobham Rugby Club have given me the opportunity of being Head of Woman and Girls rugby which means I can coach and also manage a section within the rugby club that I am really passionate about. Ladies rugby is growing strong in the UK especially after seeing England women becoming world champions in July and the development of some of those women becoming professional Rugby players.  This means that developing young girls into our future world champions, for me is really exciting and that excitement of seeing these girls who quite often come from little or no experience turn into experienced rugby players is totally rewarding.  Most rewarding of all is the smile on the girls faces when they learn something new or accomplish a new skill, to me if they are having fun - so am I.

Volunteering my time takes me away from my family but overall makes me feel good and in turn makes me a better parent and wife.  For anyone thinking about it, all I have to say is "Give it a go" what have you got to lose? I can guarantee it will make you feel good to help.

 

Volunteering - Chris BrownChris Brown

I started getting serious about photography about 10 years ago. Shooting sporting events has become my passion.  I’m eager to advance to shooting at high-level events here in the UK, and eventually back home in the USA.  Growing up I played American football and wrestled.

I found Cobham Rugby Club while trying to find new opportunities to expand my photography portfolio.  I could tell from the web site that there was a lot going on!  The club provided an opportunity for me to showcase my skills shooting high level athletes.  It’s great to know that the players and club members have access to high quality photos and I am building my skills and a portfolio to help me with my future in sports photography.

What I didn’t expect, but have come to treasure, is the warm welcome that I received into the club “family”.  There is a fantastic group of people that make this organization special, and I find myself humbled and lucky to have become part of this organization.  Volunteering here has been far more rewarding than I could have hoped for; I feel like I get more back than I give!

You can find me, and often my wife Rayegon, following the action behind the camera on the sidelines trying to capture the most exciting moments of the match to share.  I hope you can find an opportunity to volunteer and join the team soon.

 

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