Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club (RSCAC) is a competitive running club which offers opportunities for members to participate in athletics in a competitive, coaching, officiating and volunteering capacity. The aim of the club is to “To Provide the Environment and Opportunity for Coaching and Competition in Athletics at all levels for the local community”.
RSCAC relies on volunteers to operate. The more volunteers we have the more athletes we can support at the club. Volunteering can be by offering one off support or a more regular involvement, but all is welcome, however small. There are lots of roles we need help with including officiating, coaching, supporting squads, club maintenance to name a few.
The welfare of all our members is very important at RSCAC. All volunteers are required to complete a self-declaration form and to complete full DBS checks dependent on the role. If you are interested in supporting RSCAC as a volunteer, please contact one of our welfare officers.
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES @ RSCAC
RSCAC operates solely through the work of its volunteers, we are incredibly grateful that so many people give up their time and energy to support the club and its members. Volunteering can take many forms, from one off help and support to more formal roles at the club. To find out about how you can support as a volunteer at RSCAC please find information about different roles and opportunities below. Find out more on each role below.
All volunteers must register their interest with the Welfare Officers. In line with our Safeguarding Policy all volunteers are subject to a vetting process where relevant self-declaration forms or DBS checks are completed. This is to safeguard our volunteers and members.
Who Needs a DBS
A full DBS is required for volunteers completing the following roles –
- New coach or Leader in Running Fitness.
- New technical official.
- Have completed a course but failed to complete my DBS/CRB at the time.
- New guide runner.
- Existing coach or Leader in Running Fitness with a DBS check that needs renewing.
- Existing official with a DBS check that needs renewing.
- Existing licenced guide runner with a DBS check that needs renewing.
- Team Manager.
- Club Welfare Officer.
From 1 April 2019 new requirements came into effect for leaders and coaches, and those renewing a licence to complete safeguarding training. This has been devised specifically for athletics using UKA’s existing welfare policies and procedures, so all examples are relevant to the sport.
Who Needs to Complete a Self-Declaration form.
You will be required to complete a self-declaration form if you are:
Parent Volunteer/Under 16 year (Under supervision of a fully DBS volunteer): Register interest with Welfare OfficerBecome an associate member of RSCACComplete self-declaration formRenew self-declaration annually (April).
Member Volunteer Not always supervised by an existing fully DBS volunteer at the track: Register interest with Welfare Officer, Become a full member of RSCAC, Complete DBS/relevant check (For the initial DBS check for new volunteers who have been helping for less than one year, the expectation is that volunteer fund this in first instance and the club will provide a reimbursement subject to help being provided by that volunteer for an agreed minimum period).
Volunteers with Specific Role DBS required to supervise members under 18-year olds: Register with Welfare Officer Complete EA qualification which includes DBS application, Renew DBS every 3 years.
RSCAC supports committed volunteers to develop at the club by buddying, mentoring and financially supporting qualifications. This is usually after commitment to and completion of 1 year of volunteering at the club. If you are interested, please contact the club via RoyalSuttonColdfieldAC@gmail.com.