The Durham County Golf Union is at the heart of Golf in the County and our modern approach means we are always aiming to enhance the golfing experience of all levels of golfer that participate in County events and schemes.
We also support the affiliated clubs of Durham to serve their members and ensure that they are all a valued part of the Union.
To achieve this, England Golf are supporting a local campaign to help recruit new volunteers across a range of areas including Championships, Course Rating, Marketing, Press/Photography, Handicapping, Officiating and Administration.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation and we recognise everyone’s free time is precious, so any time you can spare is valuable. From helping out at our events for a few hours to taking the lead on specific area such as press/media, there is an opportunity to suit everyone and we will work with you find a role to fit in with your experience, skills and availability.
What we are looking for?
If one of more of the following statements sound like you, then we would love to hear from you…
Current Roles being recruited for:
County Boys U18 and U16 Team Managers
We are looking for “two” team managers and “two” assistant managers to help our young golfers progress through the first steps of their representative career. At both under 18’s & under 16’s levels.
These are very important roles in the lives of our young golfers which requires people with certain abilities and empathy when dealing with these talented youngsters. A reasonable knowledge of Golf is important along with the passion for developing young talent.
The managers role will be to co-ordinate all aspects of the running of the team from original squad selection to team selection along with the designated coaches, with full support from the county’s senior officials. The Under 18’s team for 2022 is currently scheduled to play 6 matches. The under 16’s are currently scheduled to play 4 matches.
There will be some out of county travel, but all expenses will be covered for these events. All volunteers will receive out of pocket expenses occurred in fulfilling their individual roles to ensure that cost is not a barrier to volunteering with us. The Counties branded clothing will be made available to the people who commit their time to the furtherance of Junior golf in Durham
There are however certain conditions that must be met, in that the post holders will need to be DBS checked and they will also need to undergo a certain amount of safeguarding training and guidance. Both will be managed by the county as part of the ongoing training that all our volunteers in this area need to undertake.
County Junior Competitions
We are looking to recruit two volunteers to help run our Junior golf competitions. These are very important roles in structure and purpose of the County Juniors. We are committed to running competitions in Durham County for the continuance and improvement of our young golfers by giving them the opportunity to play and gain experience on different courses around the county.
We are looking for people who can give some time to support the running of these events most of which are held during the school/ college holiday periods and occasional weekends. Whilst some knowledge of golf would help, there are administrative roles where such knowledge is not vital.
We would welcome any volunteer who has some knowledge, understanding of IT and or of the impact of social media in the lives of our young golfers.
There are however certain conditions that must be met, in that the post holders will need to be DBS checked and they will also need to undergo a certain amount of safeguarding training, guidance. Both will be managed by the county as part of the ongoing training that all our volunteers in this area undertake.
Further details or queries regarding these posts can be obtained from the counties Junior Chairman. Expressions of interest can be forwarded to Junior Chairman Peter Greenwell at email@example.com, along with a short resume of suitable skills and experiences for the role in which you are interested, no later than 1st of November 2021 ,
Other types of roles that we are looking to fill include:
How to get involved?
If you are interested in volunteering with Durham please complete and return a General Expression of Interest form and you will be contacted to discuss the opportunity further.
The benefits of volunteering for the DCGU
Volunteering with us is an enjoyable and rewarding experience, with our championships and team programmes presenting the opportunity to support the development of the County's most talented players.
Ken Joel, former Durham Boys’ Chairman said, “To witness young talent develop into elite players who have gone on to represent England is very rewarding.”
Our current volunteers are very friendly and welcome like minded individuals both young and old into County activity to support the work of the DCGU.
Training on areas including rules, handicapping and course rating are available to help volunteers fulfil and enjoy their role with the DCGU. One of our officials has even progressed on to officiate in National Championships and International Matches!
There is also an opportunity to be elected onto the County Executive Committee to contribute towards the governance of the DCGU should you enjoy your volunteering experience and your club decide to nominate you, but this is not an expected progression for those who just wish to give something back.
All volunteers receive agreed out of pocket expenses for their individual roles to ensure that cost is not a barrier to volunteering with us and DCGU branded clothing is available to those who commit their time.
Its not all work work work though, as there are also several opportunities play some golf and at some great venues within and outside of Durham too!
So... whether it is just a few hours you would like to give back to golf, a passion for an particular area of the game, or to gain some valuable experience with a view to a career in the sport.... we'd love to hear from you this season!
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