In all sports, clubs are rely on the support and hard work by their fantastic volunteers to be success. This is the same with Goalball Clubs.

This page is designed as a support network to advertise volunteering opportunity’s that are currently available in the goalball network, as well as provide useful information, links and tips. If you would like to advertise a specific role within your club on here, please email Chris on chris@goalballuk.com

  • To learn new and develop existing skills through hands on experience.
  • The ability to explore a new sport whilst supporting and motivating visually impaired people in accessing sport and physical activity
  • The opportunity to work alongside some of the top VI athletes in the country
  • An open door to an extremely knish area if employment
  • Supporting your local community – putting something back into your community & personal satisfaction knowing you have helped others.
  • A brilliant CV booster (73% of employers would employ a candidate with volunteer experience over one without)

 

GB Youth and Development teams with officials

Goalball has got me out and about in the UK – it has improved my leadership, confidence and team work skills.
Andy, Official/Coach
Goalball has given me an opportunity to become an international coach and formed a career. It has been a great opportunity for me and has been great working alongside these fantastic human beings.
Aaron, GB Woman's Head Coach
I wanted to give something back to a sport and at the time goalball was a new and exciting sport that was looking for officials
Judith, Official
Give it a go! You’ll make lots of new friends who will support you to be the best you can be in whatever role you wish to take from a player, table official or referee. There is a role for everybody.
Chris, Coach
Goalball has opened up a world and community where everyone is striving towards similar goals and achieving great things.
Graham, Coach

Volunteering Opportunities

Coaching

Goalball is an incredible door to disability sport, many voluntary coaches have used goalball to help them progress into other sports, as well as help progress their coaching ability. None less than current GB Men’s Head Coach Faye who started off as a volunteer 4 years ago.

Here are some club that are currently looking for some new coaches:

Birmingham Goalball Club

Birmingham Goalball Club are looking for a coach to help at their club. The main tasks will be assist the delivery of training sessions, help the club at tournaments and help with social media. No prior experience is required. For more information, Click Here or to email the club Click Here.

Cambridge Dons Goalball Club

Cambridge Dons Goalball Club are looking for a coach to help at their club. The main tasks will be assist the delivery of training sessions, help the club at tournaments and help with social media. No prior experience is required. For more information, Click Here or to email the club Click Here.

Dorset Demons Goalball Club

Dorset Demons Goalball Club are looking for a coach to help at their club. The main tasks will be assist the delivery of training sessions, help the club at tournaments and help with social media. No prior experience is required. For more information, Click Here or to email the club Click Here.

Officiating

At International level there are 10 officials needed for one game of goalball, therefore we are always looking for budding new officials. You don’t need to have any previous officiating experience, you will receive full training from current officials free of change. It is a great confidence booster and there will be opportunity’s to progress to International Status.

Officials Layout on Court

GBUK Official – able to referee at Novice and Intermediate levels and table officiate domestic elite games –

IBSA Goalball Level 1 Referee – able to referee at all domestic levels, and table officiate internationally outside of major tournaments (Paralympics) – need 3 years national experience

IBSA Goalball Level 2 Referee – able to referee in internationally outside of major tournaments and table referee at major International tournaments – need 2 years of practical national and international experience

IBSA Goalball Level 3 Referee – able to referee in all international tournaments including at the Paralympics and World Championships – need 3 years of practical national and international experience

Have you got what it takes? Click Here for more information and to apply.

Other Volunteering Opportunities

If you would like to get involved in volunteering but are not keen on coaching or officiating? Like most sports Goalball depends on its army of fantastic volunteers to keep going! Clubs need lots of support to keep running, doing things as simple and providing transport to and from training and tournaments. Clubs are always excited to have new volunteers, find out what your local club is as well as their contact details by clicking here.

Volunteer Sports Journalist

Goalball UK has an exciting new voluntary position open up. Click Here for more information.