The St. Matthew’s Project actively welcomes volunteers from every background and aims to increase the quantity, quality and diversity of young people in volunteering. We also advertise through London Youth, London Sport, Sported, Deutsche Bank and the London F.A and work closely with Lambeth Borough Council’s Sport & Recreation Services to provide voluntary placements to local young people.
Potential volunteers will be asked to come and meet with the Project Coordinator for an informal discussion to find out what they would like to do, their skills, suitability and how best their potential might be realised with the project, be it on the community side of things or assisting with the running of one of the football teams. Each Volunteer will then be invited in for a taster session where they will assist one of our coaches and get a feel for what we do. Following this taster session, if the volunteer is still interested in assisting at the club and the coaches and project manager feel they are suitable for the project, a trial period of four weeks will follow. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check will be made for every volunteer.
After 4 months volunteering commitment, we will be prepared to put volunteers forward for an F.A Level 1 and/or Level-2 coaching course and other accredited training opportunities, as well as providing a St. Matthew’s Project tracksuit and other branded clothing and a voucher up to the value of £50 for additional sportswear.
8 of our current paid staff members have come through the scheme as participants, and then volunteers.
Contact us to volunteer with St. Matthew’s Project.