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Published: Thu 16 Nov 2023

During next year we'll be looking for new volunteers to take over some key roles in our club.

During next year we'll be looking for new volunteers to take over some key roles in our club.

Quantock Orienteers really values its volunteers! Almost all club members help out in some capacity over the year, whether its a simple job like helping with car parking or a much more complex task such as mapping. Volunteering is not compulsory but organising orienteering is hugely time consuming and we are very grateful that so many willingly club members give their time.

Volunteering is not a chore, it is highly rewarding. For example, course planning is even more of a challenge than running the course, and many of us enjoy solving that puzzle. We strive to keep our club friendly and supportive, so hopefully being part of an event team is also good fun.

To maintain our ambitious events programme we need a steady stream of volunteers, so if you are interested in helping then we'd love to hear from you! In particular we are always on the look out for people willing to be event organisers or course planners. There are lots of experienced club members ready to help out if mentoring or other assistance is required.

We'll be developing a sign-up system in due course, in the meantime contact me, Richard, using the chair@ email address

Current top jobs:

JOG Coordinator

Our highly successful Junior Orienteering Group (JOG) will need a new leader from Spring 2024.

We are looking for someone to oversee JOG, to help plan the programme, and in general collaborate with other volunteers to make sure JOG events actually happen!

JOG Crew

In addition to the coordinator role, our JOG programme needs people to act as point of contact for new enquiries, and to be part of a team of friendly welcoming faces at events.

Equipment caretaker

To look after all our non-electronic equipment.

We will need someone new to look after our club equipment from Summer 2024. This will start with a one-off project to stocktake, review, and then relocate our equipment store.