Disability Volunteers


Become a volunteer with Dorset FA

Dorset FA recognises the value of volunteers in running and developing football at every level.

Dorset FA are dedicated to support and develop existing volunteers, recruit a more diverse demographic of volunteers and reward those who positively contribute to the game. Many Clubs and Leagues today require a variety of different volunteer roles to help them successfully operate and deliver grassroots football for all.

From chairpersons to welfare officers, Dorset FA recognises the importance and value of volunteers.There should be no barrier to anyone who would like to volunteer, and Dorset FA are enthusiastic about supporting anyone in finding opportunities within football to not only continue to grow grassroots football but gain key benefits including:
•  learning new skills
•  helping others and giving something back into sport
•  becoming part of a team and meeting new people
•  to do something different to the day job
•  to build self-confidence

If you are looking to develop your skills and knowledge, or would like to get into volunteering in football then please get in contact.

Get into Volunteering

Grassroots football wouldn’t exist without the incredible volunteers that support the game - From secretaries and coaches, to line markers and tea makers, local clubs need volunteers to keep running.There are loads of benefits to volunteering, including:

Building your CV
Making new friends from all walks of life
Working as a team towards a goal
Providing more opportunities in the local community
Personal development

Dorset FA Youth Council
Safeguarding and Welfare


Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a volunteer involves working or being with children and young people under the age of 18.

Find out how The FA and the Dorset FA manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.

The FA Level 2 in Coaching

DBS Checks

Details of how to obtain a DBS Check (previously CRC) if you need one – and lots of other relevant information.
Inclusion in Football


Football is open and accessible for all