Volunteers are the backbone of grassroots football.

Without the time, dedication and commitment Volunteers demonstrate each and every week across our county, Clubs and Leagues would simply not exist.

A Football Club or League is about more than just the players on the pitch. Volunteers really make football happen and help to create the next generation of sporting stars.

It’s usually the case that a few people at a club do a lot of the work – If you’re in this position it can often feel overwhelming. There are loads of reasons to volunteer too and recruiting new volunteers with the right skills to help out can be a significant help.

Learn how you can get become a grassroots hero in North Riding's thriving football community...

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Find the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.

Grassroots football wouldn’t exist without volunteers.
From secretaries and coaches, to line markers and tea makers, local clubs need volunteers to keep running.

There are loads of benefits to volunteering, including:

Building your CV
Making new friends from all walks of life
Working as a team towards a goal
Providing more opportunities in the local community
Personal development

Safeguarding and Welfare


Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a volunteer involves working or being with children and young people under the age of 18.

Find out how The FA and the North Riding FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.