BRAT only exists because of the dedication and support of its volunteers. There are plenty of opportunities to help out, and we ask that every member gives up just a few a hours a year. This might be to lead or coach a session (full training will be provided and funded), as a marshall or steward at an event we run or support, or behind the scenes with the running of the Club by supporting the committee.
We particularly welcome support with our junior sessions. We believe that giving young people encouragement and support to be fit and healthy from an early age is essential. All members are welcome to help out and then potentially qualify as an assistant or coach.
Driven by the availability of pool hire, some of our swimming sessions are at anti-social hours, but seeing progression in swimmers is massively rewarding. There are opportunities for coaches and assistants, and understanding more about the technical aspects of the sport helps coaches develop themselves as athletes.
Volunteers are needed to help revitalise some of the areas of cycling in the Club. This isn’t about qualificatioins or coaching, but about establishing a sense of momentum behind group rides. It’s really nothing more than sharing your love, and being joined by friends old and new.
The weekly run sessions are very popular and there is a core of run leaders who have kindly stepped up to lead on this area of the Club’s training. However they always welcome more support, and the more people we have happy to take groups the more choices there are about pace and distance for members.
Our news about volunteering
This is where we talk about our volunteering opportunities and successes.
As you all know, the club is built around its volunteers and the club is keen to support you, and the time you commit. There is an opportunity for those who regularly lead club run sessions (or have thought about leading clubrun sessions) to attend the England Athletics: Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF). There are a number of courses over the coming …
This area of the website will be a feed of news about volunteering and giving something back. For example in April there is the BRAT Lichfield Triathlon and we’re very happy to hear from volunteer marshals!