Volunteers Bulletin Board

We are a volunteer-led club – that means that YOU are what makes Bowdon Hockey Club!

This page will be kept updated with the different volunteering roles or tasks we need help with. Anyone can volunteer – players, parents, siblings, friends or neighbours. You do not need to feel the burden of commitment – if you need to reduce what you do, get extra help or can’t continue, simply let us know. Everything helps.

To find out more about any of these roles, please email [email protected] or [email protected] Enquiring does not mean obligation!

RoleWhat’s involvedApproximate time commitment
Chair or Co-Chairs – Women’s Section
Lead for all planning, co-ordination and decision-making relating to Women’s hockey
2 hours/week (depending on split)
Membership Secretary
Respond to all membership enquiries received via Club Buzz (training and access provided), managing waiting lists as needed.
Liaise with Bowdon Club to ensure Club membership is aligned for all new members.
Provide new members briefing information to new member
Ensure they added to appropriate team lists on Club Buzz and given an introduction to the relevant coach / team manager
2 hours/week
Marketing &
Comms Lead
Work with committee to provide regular updates and news across membership
Lead on collating all logos and visual assets for the hockey section, promote club across local, regional and general hockey community
1-2 hours/week
Club Buzz ‘Super-User’
Work with current Club Buzz expert, Nancy Driver, to become trained up to be the lead trouble-shooter and trainer for others across the club, and act as additional point of liaison with Club Buzz team to address issues.
1 hour/week
Umpire
Co-ordinator
Take the lead on umpire training and co-ordination and be point of contact to support club umpires. Plan and organize umpire training.
Connect with England Hockey Umpire Association and share updates across club. (Not expected to appoint umpires to all teams each week)
1 hour/week
Preloved Kit
Co-ordinator
Be point of contact to collect, arrange storage and resale/donation of preloved kit (e.g. monthly sale)Sarah Herward/
Jude Hughes
Social Media lead – Mens

Social Media lead- Women’s

Two individuals required to represent Women’s and Men’s sections and to be part of a team collating and sharing news from all teams as well as overall social media/news for the Hockey section2 hours/week
Sponsorship and Fundraising Lead
Co-ordinate all sponsorship and ensure sponsors are recognized consistently
Recruit and lead other volunteers to co-ordinate fundraising initiatives
1 hour/week
Support coachesLed by and with input from professional club coaches (new coaches to be appointed), support with training sessions and lead match day team coaching (ad hoc is fine – having a pool of coaches is helpful)
2 hours/wk
Team managers /
co-ordinators

Each team and age group needs someone to co-ordinate the fixtures, confirm pitch time and logistics with opposition the send out availability requests to the team. They also ensure there is an umpire and coach available. This can be done in your own time and support is provided.2 hours/wk
UmpiresWith support from umpire co-ordinators and lead coaches, umpire junior games, ideally taking England Hockey Level 1 umpiring course (subsidised by club)
Ad hoc
Chief SocialiteTake the lead organising social events for players/families across the Hockey Section, recruiting other volunteers as required!Ad hoc