There are many roles for volunteers within the Northern Ireland Judo Federation (NIJF) and also within local judo clubs. Speak to a representative of the NIJF or your local club committee for further information. The representatives will be able to have a conversation with you to decide what you would like to be involved in, what your skills are, and which role might suit you best. You will then be able to decide if the role is what you would like to do. You can try for a trial period and see if you enjoy it. You will also be supported in your role by a volunteer supporter who can give you guidance. There are various roles within the club setting and some of these include; Administrator (may conduct the registration and handle membership forms), support helper who assists with set up and take down of equipment among other roles which the coach may require assistance on, a Media Representative who updates the Facebook, Twitter and any other social media or website accounts. For more information and role descriptions please check out the NIJF’s Volunteers Handbook which every club should have access to.

Rewarding Our Volunteers:

The Northern Ireland Judo Federation are delighted to be a partner with Volunteer Now for the Millennium Volunteer programme. The Millennium Volunteer programme is managed in Northern Ireland by Volunteer Now funded by the Education Authority in Northern Ireland. This is available for any young person aged between 11 to 25 years old. They also have the opportunity of receiving certificates of achievement.

If any club or person is interested in this initiative please contact admin@nijudo.com for further details.

Further Resources:

The following documents should be a good source of information for you and your club and can be downloaded from below.

DBS applications for coaches and club welfare officers:

Through our umbrella organisation the BJA, we offer a free (apart from the Post Office ID Check Fee) Enhanced DBS check facility for all volunteering BJA coaches and Club Welfare Officers.

This is carried out every three years, although, a free Update Service can be signed up to which could alleviate the requirement to apply every three years – details on request.

Requests for a DBS application from Northern Ireland residents or NIJF members, quoting your membership number, should be through your local representative, – Peter Cuckoo.

He can be contacted either by phone or email at 07790303333 or cco@nijudo.com


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