Volunteers are the life-blood of a boccia club. Whether they coach, are part of the committee, or support with the everyday running of the club, they play a vital role in its success.

On this page, you’ll find a list of current volunteering opportunities. If there isn’t an opportunity local to you listed, please contact your local club directly – see our Club Finder.

If you’re a club lead looking for new volunteers, please see the resources on our Clubs and Groups pages. You'll also find template volunteer role descriptions for clubs, which detail individual roles and responsibilities on our Club and Groups Resources page.

 

Club Volunteering Opportunities

There are a range of volunteering opportunities at Boccia England member clubs across the country.


Club Boccia Sheffield
Role Assistant Coaches
Venue Talbot Specialist School, Lees Hal Road, Sheffield, S8 9JP
Role description

To help and assist with the coaching of the athletes on a weekly basis. We have a passionate group of athletes ranging from BC1-BC8 who travel up and down the country to compete.

We are looking for 1-2 coaches to help support our athletes on their boccia journey. Experience is not required but is preferred. We are happy to support volunteer coaches to increase their knowledge of boccia.

Mark is the lead coach and is supported by Jenna, Al and Richard. We are looking to extend this team to ensure that the athletes are given the best coaching experience.

If you have a passion for sport and love coaching, please get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you.

Sessions are Monday evening 5:30-7:30pm

Contact Details Mark Dolan (Club Lead) via [email protected] or telephone 07540 390007 


Club Boccia Plymouth
Role Boccia Session Support
Venue Plymouth Life Centre, Mayflower Drive, Plymouth PL2 3DG
Role Description

We are looking for volunteers (18+) who can spare an hour or so a week to help with the running of our boccia sessions in Plymouth. 

Volunteers are needed to support the sessions by assisting the coaches to referee the games, support and encourage players to join in and may also include collecting money from the players and taking a register. You will be coached on the job and provided with training sessions. 

Sessions are on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Contact Details

Please call Louise from Active for All on 07470 959809


Club Cotswold Crusaders Boccia Club
Role Boccia Assistant to support coaches and/or players during sessions
Venue Leisure at Cheltenham, Tommy Taylors Lane, Cheltenham GL52 4RN
Role Description

Our club provides boccia coaching and recreational boccia activities for players of all ages and abilities. The sessions are led by qualified boccia coaches, supported by volunteers to help the coaches deliver activities and assist the players as needed.

We would welcome new helpers to attend our regular Friday club sessions (5pm - 7pm) and assist in setting up and clearing away equipment and generally running the sessions.  No boccia experience is needed and if you are unfamiliar with the sport, you would learn how to play the game and then either assist the coaches to deliver the sessions or assist the players to take part in them fully.

For example, you might work with a small number of players to deliver a boccia activity set by the coaches or work with an individual player to help develop particular skills under the direction of the coaches.  You could assist an individual player during a coach-led session to help them get the most out of the session e.g. provide encouragement and motivation, support with following instructions or preparing the balls for play and picking up balls at the end of games/activities. You could learn how to use a boccia ramp and how to act as ramp assistant for a player who relies on a ramp to propel the balls.

There is scope to get as fully involved with the club as you like, including training as a coach or official; representing the club at community and school sports events and boccia competitions; becoming involved with the organisation and governance of the club (see related advert for Admin Assistant volunteering roles).

Contact Details Anna Eaton (Club Chairman) via [email protected] or telephone 07789 558963


Club Cotswold Crusaders Boccia Club
Role Admin Assistant to support the committee running the club
Venue Leisure at Cheltenham, Tommy Taylors Lane, Cheltenham GL52 4RN
Role Description

Our club provides boccia coaching and recreational boccia activities for players of all ages and abilities. The sessions are led by qualified boccia coaches, supported by volunteers to help the coaches and players. The club is run by a small committee that manage the finances, membership and governance of the club.

We would welcome new helpers to assist our committee with some of the admin tasks associated with running the club. You would be welcome to attend sessions and get involved in the club activities, but this is not essential for all roles, although we would ensure that you were introduced to club members and familiarised with the game of boccia and how the club works.

Areas where you could support us include collecting subs and taking the register; banking money; publicity and social media; managing the court bookings; fundraising; grant applications; co-ordinating coaches and volunteers; updating policy documents; managing memberships; arranging league fixtures or social events.  We would discuss where your strengths and interests lie and support you to pick up appropriate admin tasks at a pace that works for everyone.  It might be beneficial to spend some time at club sessions first getting to know everyone and joining in with a few games.

There is scope to get as fully involved with the club as you like, including training in First Aid, Safeguarding or as a Boccia Official; representing the club at community and school sports events and boccia competitions; becoming more involved with the club sessions and side of the club (see related advert for Boccia Assistant volunteering roles).

Contact Details Anna Eaton (Club Chairman) via [email protected] or telephone 07789 558963


Club Farnham Boccia Club
Role Ramp Operator (Assistant to BC3 athlete)
Venue David Lloyd Sports Centre, Monkton Ln, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9ND
Role Description

We are looking for a assistant to support one of our players during boccia sessions and 1-2 competitions a year.

The role will involve moving the position of the players ramp to the players instruction and placing the ball on the ramp when it is asked for so that the player can send it down the court.

Full training will be provided.

Sessions are Sunday evening 6-7:30pm

Contact Details David Statham (Club Lead) via telephone 07557 671811


Club GEM Boccia Club
Role Assistant Lead
Venue Yate Leisure Centre, Kennedy Way, Yate, Bristol BS37 4DQ
Role Description

Boccia is a fully inclusive sport and our popular club has a range of ages and abilities. Some of our players have gone on to play at a high level as boccia is a Paralympic sport. 

 

We are looking for charismatic and responsible individuals who can assist with leading our weekly sessions. We are a multi award winning club due to our positive impact on the local community. We are known as being a friendly and welcoming club and we are continually growing. We have a qualified coach and referees but are seeking additional volunteers. 

 

The role includes:

  • Facilitating play
  • Collecting subs
  • Motivating and encouraging players
  • Engaging in social interaction with players

Ultimately being able to independently run the club on the rare occasion we aren’t available. 

 

If you can spare 2 hours a week to help disadvantaged people play a competitive sport and have fun, then please get in touch! No prior knowledge of the sport is necessary and all training can be given. There will also be opportunities to become a qualified coach or referee. 

 

We meet every Tuesday 4-6pm.

Contact Details Georgina Moore (Club Lead) via [email protected] or 07921 337350


Club Norwich Pioneers
Role Coach Assistant
Venue UEA Sportspark, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park NR4 7TJ
Role Description Assisting the coach in the club evening. 
Contact Details Roy McGee (club lead) on [email protected] or 07969 859335

To add a volunteering opportunity at your boccia club, please contact George Bollands (Development Officer) via [email protected]