Gungahlin United is the largest community football club in the ACT and one of the largest in Australia.
GUFC is lucky enough to have a great team of dedicated volunteers – including committee members, coaches, assistant coaches and managers. We sincerely thank all of our volunteers and helpers, both past and present. Without their invaluable time and effort, our Club would not be the success that it is today.
But even with all these amazing volunteers, there is never a shortage of work that needs to be done.
As the saying goes… “Many hands make light work.”
Volunteer roles in our Club vary greatly. There are many things that need done on game days. These range from Coaching and management of teams, cooking the BBQ to…
Setting up and tearing down fields, vacuuming the Clubhouse, or simply picking up trash.
In 2017 we had over 1800 registered players!
Running a club of this size takes significant effort and we rely upon the generosity of volunteers at all levels of the club in giving their time. Sadly, we are always short of volunteers and there are a number of jobs that need doing that are not done as effectively as we would like through personnel shortages. Some roles don’t actually take much, yet we cannot seem to fill them.
Why introduce a Volunteer Levy? The levy is introduced to encourage more involvement by members in the day-to-day running and activities required for the continued success of our club. Money raised by the levy is not used to fund club expenses – in a perfect world, every family will volunteer, and every family will have the levy refunded at the end of the season.
The lack of volunteers is always an ongoing concern, and it has been especially obvious that a change is required. For the 2018 season the executive committee has decided to introduce a “Volunteer Levy”. for the following seasons to impress upon players’ families the urgent need to have volunteer assistance to successfully operate the functions of the club. Those that participate in a range of voluntary roles will have this levy refunded.
We continue to retain a contribution element to encourage member volunteer participation. A $50 rebate ($25 for Rooball) is offered per player (or parent) who offers to help in a few key team positions (coach / manager) or in a significant club-wide capacity (e.g. busy bees, kit sorting and distribution, match day marshalling). As a general rule, “significant” is estimated to be around 5 hours or more. Please indicate how you may be able to assist during online registration.
We are hoping this program will share the workload among all the members of the club rather than the majority of duties being undertaken by the same group of volunteers.