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Volunteer Opportunities

Find the latest grassroots volunteering opportunities in Suffolk here.

If you would like to advertise any grassroots volunteering opportunities, please contact Nick Garnham via the details listed alongside.


Holbrook Hornets Youth are looking for new members to join their committee this season.

Holbrook have gone from strength-to-strength over the last few seasons with 10 age ranges and 150 registered players. 

The club are looking for the following roles:

Club Secretary (or Assistant Club Secretary for one season, if needs be)  

Holds the secretary @holbrookhornets.co.uk email address 

Role: Do (or support with, if Assistant) League Affiliation and Annual Insurance renewals. Oversee the Age Range Managers’ Registration of Players on the FA’s Whole Game System. Cascade of information to Club Managers re: fixtures & League communications. Point of contact for Holbrook Sports Centre.  

Commitment: for the new season prep (May to August) 1 hour/week max.  

During the season, estimate 30 mins to 1 hour/week max on average  

NB Invite to sit on the Club’s Exec Committee and have a view on how the Club is run, if want to.  

The Exec Committee meets Feb, April, June, Oct & December.  


Club clothing – Kit  

Holds the Kit@holbrookhornets.co.uk email address.  

Role: Order kit from Club supplier (via email – he despatches via courier to whatever address works for you). Maintain small Stock. Deliver kit orders to age range Managers (at training). Check then pass invoices to Treasurer to pay.  

Commitment: At the start of season (Sept), 2 hours/week max, plus attend training Thursday nights to deliver kit to age range Managers.  

During the season, estimate 30 mins to 1 hour/week max on average.  



Holds the Treasurer@holbrookhornets.co.uk email address.  

Role: To keep track of the finances of the club, which include player registration fees at the start and during the season. Paying invoices which come into the club and club expenses. Keeping track of the finances for club to keep on budget and set budgets for upcoming seasons. 

Commitment: At the start of season (Sept), 2 hours/week max.  

During the season (Oct to July), estimate 30 mins to 1 hour/week max on average.  

NB Invite to sit on the Club’s Exec Committee and have a view on how the Club is run, if want to.  

The Exec Committee meets Feb, April, June, Oct & December.  


If you have are interested in any of the roles, please contact Amanda Moore on 07719 577846 to express your interest or to ask any questions you have regarding the roles.




The Charioteers Wheelchair Football Club in Ipswich are looking to recruit volunteers.

They are looking for a club volunteer who ideally has an up-to-date CRC, is able to help physically ie help members with various types of physical disabilities, put on and take off their vests, attach a bumper to their chairs then during the session help assist the coach with various jobs including being ball person, being lines person and get out and put away equipment too.

The person needs to be dog friendly as the mascot is also an assistance dog who attends each session and plays with the members before and after the session. 

The club also requires a behind-the-scenes volunteer. This Volunteer (who ideally has experience in PR and media style training plus experience with charity management work etc) is needed to help the club secretary with getting the club advertised in various areas of the press, media, magazine, businesses, organisations and on websites.   

The volunteer is also needed to help with all aspects and to help the club locate aspects of possible access to charity activities and fundraising to help maintain the financial future and well-being of The Charioteers. 

As the only wheelchair football club for Suffolk the clubs members are a mixed, young and old alike, and of various different  types of disabilities. Members come from all over Suffolk and Essex too. The club motto is Family and Fun.

If you are interested in one of the above positions, please contact Claire O’Brien-Ellington, the club secretary, by emailing ipswich.charioteers@hotmail.co.uk or alternatively, calling her on 07786 062656.

For further information about the club visit their Facebook page @Charioteers WFC. 




Haverhill Rovers FC are seeking a first-team physio, ideally for immediate start.


  • Minimum FA Intermediate Treatment of Injury Course (or equivalent).
  • Must hold valid First Aid Certificate
  • Would work closely with First Team management/players
  • Must be available Tuesday evenings and Saturdays (home & away match day fixtures)
  • Ideal candidate would be a student studying Sports Science/Physiotherapy for work experience
  • Kit bag & expenses provided


If interested, please email Barbara Jones – Club Secretary – via email barbarajoneshrfc@outlook.com




Haughley United have the following vacancies for the 2019-20 season – chairman and vice chairman.

They are looking for enthusiastic people with a love for grassroots football to take on these roles at this well-established Suffolk and Ipswich league club.

All managers and other committee members will be in place for the new season at the club that currently runs two teams in the Senior and Division B of the SIL.

Haughley United are looking for someone who can take the club forward.

If this interests you please e-mail club secretary Lee Forsdyke in the first instance on lrforsdyke@yahoo.co.uk



Walking Football Session Leader - EverydayActiv-Ipswich is a sport and physical activity programme largely for people who are over 50 and not currently playing regular sport. It is delivered by ActivLives in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council.

Currently two weekly Walking Football sessions are run in Ipswich on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. The sessions are held in and outdoors and are targeted at the 50+ age group. This is ‘social sport’ where the cuppa afterwards is as important as the game itself.

A Session Leader is required to help in covering these sessions. The role is to take the register and collect the session fees, lead the warm up, referee the game(s), and lead the warm down. You will then be making sure that the group enjoy a cuppa and a chat upstairs in the Community Room. You will be responsible for safely introducing any first time participants to the session.

You will need to:

  • Have a relevant fitness, sport or PE qualification, preferably at level two or above
  • Have relevant sports leadership and/or sports coaching experience

You do not need to be a qualified football coach to be suitable for this role.

Hourly rates of pay for these sessions is £15

If you are interested, please contact Mike McCarthy on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk




Westerfield United FC play in the Suffolk & Ipswich League Senior Division and Intermediate Division ‘A’.

A third person is required to help Reserve Team Managers on match days.

The role will include all or some of the following tasks before kick-off, during the match and after the final whistle:

Help with

  • Preparation of kit prior to kick-off
  • Refilling water bottles
  • Placing of cones for warm up before kick-off
  • Assisting referee as a linesman
  • Taking and collecting ‘warm-up’ footballs from the clubhouse and returning after final whistle
  • Sorting kit for laundry after final whistle

The club home ground is situated at Ipswich School Sports Centre, The Street, Rushmere St. Andrew, Ipswich IP5 1DE, where there is a club bar for a friendly get together after the match.

Training also takes place at the ground on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm.

The club welcome interest in the position and anyone keen to get involved with a local football club should contact club secretary Fred Hanniffy on 01473 or 07710 651506 or email: fred.hanniffy@talk21.com




As Keith Norton announced earlier this year at the SIL AGM in June, he will be stepping down as Chairman of the Suffolk & Ipswich League at the end of the season.

The League would be pleased to hear from anybody that is not connected to any club that might be interested in taking over this key position from Keith.

Vice Chairman Alan McDougall will not be stepping up to become Chairman but would be willing to continue in his current supporting role, if required. 

For further information please contact League Secretary Mary Ablett on 07969 021222 or email maryablett@btinternet.com 

Get in Touch

Nick Garnham - Suffolk FA Marketing & Communications Officer

01449 616606 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) / 07508 838181

Email: nick.garnham@suffolkfa.com

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