Football Activity Volunteer

Friends and Places Together

Are you a Southend United fan and love your time at a game? Come and share your passion with our young people, helping them to enjoy the matches safely and comfortably.

Published On: 25/07/2023
About this opportunity from Friends and Places Together

As a charity we regularly support young people with additional needs to attend the local Southend United football matches at Roots Hall stadium. Our guys love watching the football, and we need volunteers who are enthusiastic about football and love the atmosphere of being at a game while also being responsible to support people with additional needs in the community.
You will provide support for our clients by helping them with their tickets to enter the ground, showing them to their correct seats, assisting them with any drinks to food they wish to purchase at the ground. You will also support them with leaving the ground as it can be very busy and making sure everyone is safe and comfortable for the duration of the support time.

As a volunteer you will gain valuable experience of working with young people and those with additional needs. If you want to get into the area of Health and Social Care this could act as a great springboard into the workforce and would show you have ample experience. Although never guaranteed, we aspire to offer as much paid work to our volunteers after being with us for a committed period of time. We also cover any expenses incurred.

We need young people who are enthusiastic and willing to help others for a great cause. We need those who can bring excitement and creativity to the role or simply have a passion for health and social care work.
As we grow as an organisation we need as many people as possible to help vulnerable people in the community.



No qualifications required.
Experience not necessary.
We offer support, a chance to build up skills and experiences and you will be part of making someone’s life truly inclusive. The people we recruit are open-minded, flexible, caring, and trustworthy.

Activity Types

Sports volunteering | Supporting charities | Supporting people and befriending


Disability | Fitness and Sport | Health and Social Care | Young People


Shifts for football at Southend United last 3 hours and usually fall on a Saturday afternoon 3pm Kickoff. Occasionally this will be a Tuesday or Friday evening depending on the fixture list.

Find out more

For more information about Friends and Places Together and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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