Eastleigh Swim Club and most other sports clubs, rely heavily upon a dedicated volunteer workforce comprised of swimmers and family who have a heart to see the Club function efficiently for the benefit of all of its members. There are many ways in which you can get involved and make a real difference to the way your Club functions, and it makes a rewarding change from just sitting watching every session. We welcome help from anyone within the Club whether you can offer a commitment to a role with defined regular tasks or whether you prefer to help on an occassional basis where needed on a more ad hoc basis. Note: Eastleigh Swim Club take child welfare seriously and DBS check all volunteers who work with children directly. You will also be asked to attend a safeguarding training course.
For further information on volunteering or to suggest other help that you could offer, please contact General Enquiries on our Contact Us page. Let us know what type of role you are interested in or how you feel you could help. If you prefer to speak to someone directly, please include your telephone number and the best times to contact you. Alternatively, speak to any Committee member whenever you see them, either on a Club night or at a Gala. Please help in any way you can, no matter how small - it really will make a tremendous difference. Thank you.
Volunteering Procedure for Poolside & Land Training Sessions
(Last updated: March 2016)
Poolside and Land Training helper volunteers are ideally older Club swimmers looking to support and train younger Club swimmers under the leadership of our Coaching staff. Volunteering also helps older swimmers to re-affirm their own swimming techniques and promotes interaction between the Club squads.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please let a Coach or Committee member know that you would like to make an application and follow the procedure below. All safeguarding procedures and checks have to be completed before any volunteering can commence.
1. The applicant writes a letter to the Committee outlining why they want to volunteer. It should also include their date of birth, address, contact telephone number, parent name and email address (for both the applicant and parent if different). Finally, the letter should state which evenings and times you are available to volunteer.
2. Eastleigh Swim Club Committee will consider each written request and will seek advice from the Head Coach and Coaching staff as to available session openings and candidate suitability as a volunteer helper.
3. The Committee will then invite the volunteer to an informal interview/discussion with a Coach and Committee member to assess the volunteer's ability to communicate, their body language, and personal confidence for the role. This is essential as they will be with younger swimmers, so need to be able to conduct themselves appropriately.
4. All volunteers that are within the education system (18 years and below) are required to have a Work Permit. The Club will provide the paperwork. This is to protect the volunteer and the Club and is required for both paid and unpaid positions.
5. Successful candidate volunteers will then have a 2-week trial and throughout this trial the Coach responsible for the sessions will report back to the Committee and Head Coach. The final decision will then be made and the volunteer will be notified if successful and be told the regular sessions the Club can offer them. If a volunteer was not successful, they would be given advice on how to improve and change so they can, if they wish, re-apply after a few months.