Volunteering

Community Champions

The Community Champions volunteer project provides opportunities for its members to make a difference in the local community whilst receiving sports specific training and qualifications, all as part of a Barclays Premier League football club.

To date, the Community Champions volunteer project has engaged nearly 500 people and now is the time for you to get involved and take advantage of the wide range of opportunities and benefits available.

Volunteering Opportunities:

  • Improve your sports coaching skills
  • Give something back to your local community
  • Get involved in matchday events at Craven Cottage
  • Support delivery of social inclusion projects
  • Teaching and education delivery
  • Get involved in disability sport

Volunteering Benefits

  • Volunteer Kit
  • Opportunity to receive Fulham match tickets and other rewards
  • Enhanced CRB check
  • Work in a top-flight football environment
  • Opportunity to gain training and qualifications
  • Opportunity to gain experience working alongside high quality professional coaches

To become a member of the Community Champions scheme, all volunteers will be required to complete an application form and attend an induction. For volunteers aged 16 and over you will be required to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

The membership scheme costs £15 which will secure successful applicants an exciting new placement over a minimum of a three month period, FFCF Volunteer kit, opportunities to attend training and complete qualifications, rewards and recognition as well as being involved with a Barclays Premier League football club and gaining the experience that comes with it!

Testimonials

“I attended an introduction to Fulham FC Foundation and was so impressed that I had to become part of such a great scheme. The close community ties and the varied and invaluable work that the Community Champions are doing are very impressive. I would and have recommended Community Champions to other people. I have, in a short time, helped to deliver many varied sessions and seen the happiness this has brought to the participants and coaches. I look forward to enjoying many more great experiences in the future with Community Champions and can honestly say that it is highly enjoyable, well organised and worthwhile.” Spencer, aged 40.

“Community Champions helped me gain an unforgettable experience and an insight into how grass roots sport works in the UK. It has helped me focus on what career I would like to have when I finish my university course.” – Johan, aged 22.

“I would definitely recommend Community Champions to anyone as it’s fun and helped massively with coaching development and a possible career pathway.”
– Kieran, aged 17.

To become a member of our volunteering team please complete the application form attached and send it to volunteering@fulhamfc.com. Alternatively, you can post it to Community Champions Programme, FFC Training Ground, Motspur Park, KT3 6PT.

For any queries on the programme, please email volunteering@fulhamfc.com or call our office on 0870 442 5432

Employee Supported Volunteering

Fulham FC Foundation has been running a highly successful and innovative Community Champions Volunteering programme since 2008.

We can work with your organisation no matter how big or small to support you in implementing an Employee Volunteering Scheme.

We will support your organisation to engage your staff in meaningful, rewarding and exciting volunteer opportunities, and not all of them involve football or sport.

Employee supported volunteering has so many benefits to your organisation; it is a very simple concept with so many rewards:

  • Increased staff morale, performance and retention
  • Improves relationships with the local community
  • Staff development – teamwork, communications skills, customer focus and confidence
  • Brand and reputation benefits
  • Increases customers’ goodwill and loyalty
  • Understand the workforce of your future

Our menu of volunteering opportunities includes:

  • Coaching sport – football, basketball, tennis, multi sport and more
  • Educational work in schools
  • Disability coaching and educational work
  • Mentoring young people
  • Event support

All of these types of opportunities can be working with different groups in the community, including:

  • Hard to reach young people
  • Children and young people in school
  • Soccer schools
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • Young people disengaged in education
  • Disabled young people and adults

We ask for a minimum commitment of eight hours over a three month period. These opportunities are for groups of employees only, rather than individuals. If you are responsible for your organisation's Corporate Social Responsibility, please contact us today to discuss on: 0870 442 5432 or email volunteering@fulhamfc.com

Mentoring

The role of mentoring within Fulham FC Foundation is to help improve the young people we work with on a number of our projects. Mentoring is a long standing form of training, learning and development and an increasingly popular tool for supporting personal development. Mentoring within Fulham FC Foundation is particularly used for the volunteers who form part of the Community Champions programme in order for them to meet their own development goals.