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Volunteering

Volunteering

If you have a passion for rugby and want to get involved in the sport you love, we have roles that can benefit from your skills and experience. In return, you will meet new people, learn new skills and enhance your academic and career prospects.

We asked some of our existing volunteers why they would encourage you to get involved. Here’s what they said:

“The volunteering scheme is suitable for everyone of all abilities. I encourage people to get involved because they can gain a wide range of skills, such as team work, leadership, personal motivation and many more.” – Georgia McGonigal, Match Night & Ulster Rugby Crew Volunteer.

“I would say to people who don’t think it is for them, that it’s probably one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.” – Sophie Kerr, Match Night Volunteer.

“It’s great fun. At times it can be hard work, but that is when it is at its most rewarding. It gives you the chance to learn new skills and gain knowledge.” – Roisin Fergus, Volunteer with Ulster Women.

“It’s a great way to become involved in sport for those who have health issues and cannot take part.” – Brenda Brown, Match Night Volunteer.

“It’s a great opportunity to try new things and get to know more people. It will also benefit you for a working life if you are young, as the experiences you earn can be exceptional.” – Luke Reford, Volunteer with Regional Development Squad (South region).

“Club rugby runs on volunteers. It’s great to be part of the sport at grassroots level and know you are helping it continue.” – Graham Cardwell, Volunteer Videographer with Ulster Society for Rugby Football Referees.

Please enquire about potential volunteering opportunities with Ulster Rugby or your local club.

Ulster Rugby are delivery partners for GoldMark, a dynamic programme aimed at promoting & recognising sports volunteering for 14-24 year olds.

For more information please email volunteer@ulsterrugby.com.

Ulster Rugby, in partnership with the IFA and Ulster GAA have launched their joint Volunteer Charter.

All clubs who involve volunteers and who are working toward their sports ClubMark, will be asked to sign up to these principles of best practice.

Volunteer Charter

The game of rugby is built on a foundation of volunteering. Many of our activities and affiliated clubs could not survive without the involvement of passionate and dedicated volunteers who bring together a vast range of knowledge, skills and experience. Ulster Rugby are always looking for volunteers who are willing to give up their time to enhance the sport.