Who can help you?
There are many organisations dedicated to supporting the voluntary community, which means that cricket can get lots of additional help aside from the ECB and county boards. Below are a list of useful ones who you might like to check out.
They specialise in the recruitment of volunteers for organisations (so as a club you could register your vacant roles with them), they then help people who want to volunteer to find somewhere suitable to do it (so by advertising with them new people to cricket can come and help), provide advice and best practice (this might be around funding or volunteer management), or help volunteers with training which they may require.
The ECB Volunteering team
We are here and happy to help you with all of your volunteering needs. Whether you are a club needing support or additional volunteers or an individual looking to do a favour in cricket we can help. Any questions that you might have please just ask. The Volunteering team are funded by the charity V, please see below.
vinspired believes in free. We do favours for free - and by doing them we can open the doors to do more of the things we want to do.
V is an independent charity aiming to inspire a new generation of volunteers (aged 16-25) in England. V replaces the previous millennium volunteer’s programme and so clubs should encourage their young volunteers to register on the above website so they can receive awards for the voluntary hours which they complete
Sport England is committed to the creation of a world-leading community sport system. This means investment is focussed into key partners (including the England and Wales Cricket Board and County Sports Partnerships) to deliver specific objectives.
Sport England has also launched a funding programme open to a wide range of organisations. These include sports clubs, voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, schools, colleges and universities. Visit Sport England to get details of your local County Sports Partnership to see what they can offer and to find out about funding.
Whatever sport you're involved in, whichever level you work at, running sport have a huge number of resources that can help you save time, access funding, attract more members - you name it runningsports can make life easier.
What’s more, much of the help runningsports can give you is FREE.
You will find loads of information at this site, but one of the most important area's will be finding your local Volunteer Centre. A Volunteer Centre could be described as a dating agency for volunteers! Organisations requiring volunteers go to a Volunteer Centre and people keen to volunteer go to a Volunteer Centre as well. Then, the Volunteer Centre matches the placement to the individual.
Volunteer centres use the national recruitment database known as Do-it.org. You can also use this remotely to advertise your club vacancies, or as an individual to search for an opportunity.
English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS)
EFDS is committed to get more disabled people involved in sport or physical activity as participants and volunteers. Information on our Advocacy and Activity Buddy Scheme and volunteering resources can be accessed by clicking on the above link.
British Universities & Colleges Sport - www.bucs.org.uk
Community Service Volunteers (CSV) - www.csv.org.uk
REACH - www.reach-online.org.uk
UK Youth - www.youthclubs.org.uk
Duke of Edinburgh Award - www.dofe.org
TimeBank - www.TimeBank.co.uk
Prince's Trust - www.princes-trust.org.uk
Business in the Community - www.bitc.org.uk
The Experience Corps -www.experiencecorps.co.uk
RSVP - www.csv-rsvp.org.uk
County Sports Partnerships - www.sportengland.org
Association of Volunteer Management - www.volunteermanagers.org.uk
Youth Sports Trust - www.youthsportstrust.org
First Class Counties - Links to all the official county websites can be found via the logo links across the foot of this page