VolunteerA wonderful way to be close to cricket, from club to working with the Foundation and the ECB.
Start your journey as a volunteer...
Chance to upskill yourself and acquire further knowledge
Help and support your local cricket club to grow
Be part of the Gloucestershire Cricket family
Be involved in a sport that you're passionate about
Use your professional skills to benefit the cricket family
Satisfaction of being part of your club's development
Obtain transferrable skills to enhance your CV
Give something back to your wider community
Try something new & meet new people
Be that someone who makes cricket happen...
Cricket is much more than the 22 players on the field and relies on willing volunteers to give up their time to make a real difference at their club and within their community.
From coaching, umpiring and scoring to social media, photography and web admin, fundraising, catering and grounds keepers, there are so many fantastic ways in which you can help and support your local cricket club, and many that you may not have even considered.
There is something for everyone…
Establish the right culture at your club that inspires, works with and supports your volunteers.
Gareth Dawson / Workforce Development Officer
Gareth joined the GCB in 2016 and progressed into his current role as Workforce Development Officer in 2021. His main roles are being the main point of contact for the ECB on all Coach Development matters and grow the number of active coaches across the County of Gloucestershire.
Additionally, he will support the Gloucestershire Association of Cricket Officials (GACO) in developing an Officials Strategy that aims to grow the number of officials across the game. Increase the number of courses that are available to potential officials and work with GACO to transition volunteers from ‘course takers’ to ‘standing officials’.
Support the Gloucestershire Grounds Association in developing a programme of activity that supports ground staff across each year. Coordinate and manage both national and local Reward and Recognition events for all groups of volunteers. On top of practical delivery in schools, he will work with teachers to enhance their cricket delivery and work with universities/colleges to provide opportunities for students to gain qualifications and coaching experience.
Gareth is a Liverpool FC fan, a big follower of cricket around the world and plays his cricket at Hatherley & Reddings.