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.
“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.
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:
Our menu of volunteering opportunities includes:
All of these types of opportunities can be working with different groups in the community, including:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.