Volunteer Opportunity

England Deaf Football are looking for numbers of new volunteer roles to support the Deaf Football ahead of new season 2018/19 as we continue to provide Deaf Football competitions for Deaf community. England Deaf Football is non-profit voluntary organisation, working to deliver Deaf Football competitions. We are looking for volunteers to support EDF with the following roles: –

1) Head of Competitions  –  vacant

2) Competitions Co-ordinator  –  vacant

3)  Volunteers Co-ordinator  –  vacant

4)  Logistics Co-ordinator  –  vacant

All roles are entirely on voluntary basis; and there will be certain travel expenses provided where there is requirement to attend events to support England Deaf Football (Car-share will be encouraged).

For any expression of interests or queries related to the volunteer roles – please contact Oliver Eadsforth, General Secretary on edfsecretary@gmail.com.

We welcome and encourage the use of various communication methods, including FaceTime, WhatApp, email, video and face-to-face, to suit your preferred communication method.

England Deaf Football is a Deaf-led organisation where British Sign Language (BSL) and Signed Supported English (SSE) are used as main communication method. We welcome any expression of interests who are not familiar with BSL/SSE and will support the use of BSL/SSE throughout the role.

1) Head of Competitions

This is an exciting role to support the Competitions Coordinator with the running of EDF competitions – which is going through expansion to cover the growing EDF League. The volunteer will be encouraged to:

  • Support with registrations of Players within EDF clubs and help manage transfer activities, ensuring all aspects of registration and transfer forms are correctly completed by clubs and players.
  • Deal with email queries or requests from Competitions Coordinator which involves any changes which may be required to be carried out to registration database.
  • Assist with update and completion of checklists for each match to ensure results, Team sheets, referee sheets are correctly completed and any outstanding details are followed up with Club secretaries.
  • Assist with population and updating of Results and Fixtures on FA Whole Game and Full Time sites as well as managing EDF master registrations.
  • Deputise for Competitions Coordinator with any agreed tasks. There are certain flexibility around timing in carrying out tasks and results and fixtures are updated on Sundays/Mondays throughout the season, with registrations taking place between July-August in advance of new season. .

Volunteers can carry out tasks at location to their own convenience – home based – and there is no expected requirements to travel however, volunteers are encouraged to travel-share with other EDF committees to watch EDF matches throughout the season.

2) Competitions Assistant 

This is an exciting role to support the Competitions Coordinator with the running of EDF competitions – which is going through expansion to cover the growing EDF League. The volunteer will be encouraged to:

  • Support with registrations of Players within EDF clubs and help manage transfer activities, ensuring all aspects of registration and transfer forms are correctly completed by clubs and players.
  • Deal with email queries or requests from Competitions Coordinator which involves any changes which may be required to be carried out to registration database.
  • Assist with update and completion of checklists for each match to ensure results, Team sheets, referee sheets are correctly completed and any outstanding details are followed up with Club secretaries.
  • Assist with population and updating of Results and Fixtures on FA Whole Game and Full Time sites as well as managing EDF master registrations.
  • Deputise for Competitions Coordinator with any agreed tasks. There are certain flexibility around timing in carrying out tasks and results and fixtures are updated on Sundays/Mondays throughout the season, with registrations taking place between July-August in advance of new season. .

Volunteers can carry out tasks at location to their own convenience – home based – and there is no expected requirements to travel however, volunteers are encouraged to travel-share with other EDF committees to watch EDF matches throughout the season.

3) Logistics Co-ordinator 

This is an exciting role to lead the logistics aspect of England Deaf Football. The role will cover the planning and securing of EDF Challenge Cup Semi- Final and Final venues, as well as our EDF League Final. This volunteer role would suit any person who has vast knowledge of high quality football venues across the Country. This is exciting time to join England Deaf Football as we go through expansion to cover the growing EDF League and competitions. The volunteer will be encouraged to:

  • Lead EDF in planning and preparing for Semi-Final and Final venues by exploring and liaising with external venue parties to secure and agree venues within reasonable budget as agreed with EDF General Secretary.
  • Prepare outline for the day at each venue which will be shared with clubs and EDF officials as well as preparing and checking information for flyers/posters campaigns with Head of Media Campaigns.
  • Assist with queries relating to Semi-Finals and Finals venues from EDFClubs and through external parties. There is certain flexibility around timing in carrying out tasks. Our Semi-Finals and Finals venues are normally secured for end of March to May every year and volunteer are expected to carry out advance planning ahead of March- May each year, with further time committed closer to event dates to support the final arrangements. .

Volunteers can carry out tasks at location to their own convenience – home based – and there is no expected requirements to travel however, volunteers are encouraged to travel-share with other EDF committees to watch EDF matches throughout the season, particularly for Semi-Finals and Finals.

4) Volunteer Co-ordinator 

This is an exciting role to lead the volunteering aspect of England Deaf Football. The role will have the primary focus to cover volunteering resource for the EDF Challenge Cup Semi-Final and Final venues, as well as our EDF League Final. This volunteer role would fit perfectly for any person who has vast knowledge of recruiting volunteers from Deaf community to support the running of our EDF events, which occurs throughout the football season. This is exciting time to join England Deaf Football as we go through expansion to cover the growing EDF League and competitions. The volunteer will be encouraged to:

  • Lead EDF in recruiting volunteers to cover the running and support of EDF events alongside with EDF officials.
  • Secure and assign volunteers to cover key aspects during the events – with full briefings for volunteers of their expected duties/tasks throughout day. Maintain good rapport with volunteers during the events.
  • Assist EDF officials with any other tasks during the events, which may arise on the day. There is certain flexibility around timing in carrying out tasks. Our Semi-Finals and Finals venues are normally secured for end of March to May every year and volunteer are expected to carry out advance planning ahead of March- May each year, with further time committed closer to event dates to support the final arrangements. .

Volunteer can carry out tasks at location to their own convenience – home based, and the volunteer will be expected to events/venues during Semi- Finals and Finals between end of March and May. Preparation time will need to be factored in, to contact and recruit volunteers to support the Semi-Final & Final events. The volunteer will work closely with EDF General Secretary, and is a great opportunity to gain insight and support the heart of EDF organisation.