You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.’  WS Churchill

Why volunteer

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.’  WS Churchill

If people enjoy an activity, they often want to ‘give back’.  It’s a way of repaying indirectly the support and help they have had from others.

In the post 2020 world many people find themselves with more time.  WFH?  Then you can use that spare commuting hour to invest in your leisure pursuits.  Retired?  Then utilise those skills you spent a lifetime learning in the workplace.  Volunteering in the County even gives you the opportunity to learn new skills.  You certainly don’t need to be an elite golfer to be a key part of the organisation.  If you can plan and organise, the County needs you!

Often someone who has worked with young people wants to continue that connection.  Just because that person isn’t in paid employment doesn’t mean he or she has lost the desire to see youngsters thrive and prosper.

Best of all, ‘working’ in the County organisation is a great way to meet other people who are interested in golf.  Whether you are still at work or retired there is always something going on where you can help.

Here is what some of our volunteers say ….

Give back to Golf

‘Volunteering in the County is a lovely experience, an opportunity to give back to the golf community and is actually very rewarding.’

Very satisfying

‘. . .  it’s a very satisfying feeling to do something that benefits the wider golfing community.’

Learn new skills

‘ . . .  an opportunity to offer my experience  . . .   and also learn new skills.’

Roles to Suit Everyone

‘I’m so glad I have been involved and would recommend taking on a role if you have some time  . . .  there is a role to suit everyone who wants to be involved.’

If you’d like to find out more about  volunteering, there are several ways you can do this:

Talk to Airlie

If you would like to find out more about  volunteering, then Airlie would love to talk to you. Click on the button below and send her an email and she will come back to you to have a chat.

Apply for a role

We currently have some positions for which we need some volunteers, so if you would like to see what you can do click on the button below to find what roles are vacant.

What roles are there?

We have 20 people who help run the Association. We are buidling up a library of job descriptions (not yet complete) which will give you an idea of what is involved and what commitment you might have to make.

Meet fellow golfers

‘Having retired I wanted to do something practical, to help and be involved in a sport I enjoy. I’ve learnt lots  . . .  as well as really enjoying  meeting  fellow golfers across the county.’

Wider prospective

‘There is a great team spirit amongst members of the Exec  . . .  and being involved in the running of the County has given me a wider perspective of golf as a national/worldwide sport.’

Rewarding and enjoyment

‘I first became involved with the County – as well as junior golf at my club – when my daughter was a teenager and I have found it to be a very rewarding experience. It is a delight to see youngsters take up the game and get so much enjoyment from a sport they will go on playing for the rest of their lives’

‘We play golf because we enjoy it – sometimes others organise it for us and sometimes we should organise it for others.’