Have you ever wondered how Lincoln Wellington Athletic Club is run?
We are a huge club, catering for all ability levels, offering advice and training, team events and road races and many other things besides.
Well, you probably knew this before. But are you aware that every single activity is organised and managed by volunteers – people who work, have families and don’t spend the whole day in running shoes (although, ok, some do).
Why do they do it?
From our Club Membership Questionnaire 2017, our volunteers are motivated because:
- They are passionate about track and field and/or running,
- They want to give something back to a club that has offered them a lot,
- They want to help others to enjoy running as much as they do.
“Volunteering at LWAC is easy and rewarding. I think it is beneficial to volunteer and help the community, especially if it is in something you enjoy .”
LWAC volunteer, Club Membership Questionnaire 2017
What can I do?
There are a lot of opportunities for you to get involved. You don’t need any specific skills or background – just come along and join the others.
Marshalling and supporting runners at races: Give directions to runners and hand out water at our high profile races such as the 5k series.
Pacing at club runs: Lead groups of runners and help new runners to find the right group
Leading the Beginners Group: Make sure that nobody gets lost, motivate beginners, and advise on running-related questions.
Driving/supporting/organising team events: Run and volunteer – support, drive, feed, entertain the other runners. A great weekend out, even if you don’t want to run.
Joining the Committee: Elections take place at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) every Spring.
Website management & social media: Tasks include website maintenance, social media, events scheduling, results management, race reports etc.
Officiating at track & field meetings: From Assistant Official to Level 5 International Level, help the club by officiating at home and away club events locally and nationally.
Fundraising: Working with local partners, businesses, accessing relevant funding and grant streams to help the club grow and become more sustainable.
Coaching at track sessions: From Running Fitness Leaders to high end technical coaches supporting our athletes grow and develop.
If so, why not give it a try? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org