Donabate Portrane Tennis Club is a non-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. Volunteering in tennis is fun, rewarding and enables our members to play tennis week-in, week-out. Volunteering is rewarding for both the club and the volunteer; the club continues to be an enjoyable activity and fun environment for its members, but it also benefits you through learning new skills and meeting new people. Thereare opportunities and people volunteering every year – why not join them and make a difference?
- Getting started
If you’re not sure how to get involved, you may find it helpful to think about what you want to get out of the experience. Are you looking to boost your CV and gain a new skill? Are you interested in meeting new people? Or perhaps you just want to give something back. Working out your motivations will help shape the role you’re looking for.
- Develop your skills as a volunteer
Volunteering provides an opportunity to improve on your current skills as well as create new ones; it can improve confidence, leadership, teamwork and organisational skills. As well as supporting your club, all these skills are valuable for improving employability.
- Meet new people
Being part of a group of volunteers is like being in a close-knit team and social interaction is a big reason why people volunteer in sport. You will build strong relationships with your fellow volunteers as you work as part of a team. Attending meetings and events is a great way to socialise, as you all work towards a common goal.
- How do I get started?
If you’re already a member, the best way to start volunteering is to ask the club secretary firstname.lastname@example.org another committee member as to how you can help out. Don’t be afraid to ask: it’s very likely that the club has many ways for you to get involved.
We will require you to sign a Code of Conduct and Volunteer form and for those working with Juniors or sensitive information there will be a Garda Vetting process. Don’t worry about these as the club secretary will take you through them all.
And remember – you do not need to give a lot of time to volunteer – so we’d love to hear from you if you’re looking to get stuck in!