Volunteer and make a difference to your local cricket community
Even for those who don't want to play the game, there are almost limitless opportunities to get involved within the game. This could be in clubs, schools, leagues or by organising cricket where you work or study.
Through the vCricket Scheme, those aged between 16 and 25 who volunteer within Cricket are able to log their hours and claim a free ECB Polo Shirt, Hoody and Commemorative Badge at 25, 50 and 100 Hour milestones. At each milestone each individual also recieve an ECB Certificate, identifying their achievement which look fantastic on a CV.
If you are aged between 16 to 25 and wish to take part in the vCricket Scheme then all you need to do is speak to the Volunteer Co-ordinator in your Cricket Club. If your club doesn't have one, or you are volunteering outside of a club then you need to make contact with James Moss, the Kent Cricket Volunteer Co-ordinator.
As the Volunteer Co-ordinator James oversees the vCricket Scheme and looks to address the need highlighted by many districts and clubs for more volunteers. The role will help support clubs and districts and try to bridge some of the volunteer gaps, support recognition and reward processes and enable greater planning and development structures for the future.
Not sure you could do anything to volunteer in Cricket? Think again! You could be designing or maintaining a club's website, writing media releases for the local press, organising fixtures or training sessions, assisting in preparing the ground, making the teas, taking photographs - or even starting on the road to becoming the next future England coach!
Volunteers are vital to the health and development of grass roots cricket. Without them, the future of the beautiful game at all levels would be in jeopardy.
Cricket could not survive without its huge army of unsung heroes.