Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are critical to the operation of our non-profit sports facility and programs. Members and supporters are encouraged to get involved.

A strong culture of volunteerism and giving back to the community has been integral to our club since the beginning. We do not have mandatory volunteer or fundraising hours for players/parents and would like to keep it that way.

Click on the headings below for more information including contacts for questions and to get involved.

Board of Directors

Fifteen volunteers that provide leadership and support to the organization. Majority of the roles have operational responsibilities. Positions are elected each October at the Annual General Meeting.  Current board, bylaws and director’s duties document. Contact: president@stalbertrugby.com

Rugby Coaches

Coaching is a great way to stay involved with the game and to develop your leadership skills. Time commitment and experience varies by team. NCCP coaching course costs will be reimbursed: see https://training.rugbycanada.ca

Play On Inclusive Rugby

Requires vulnerable sector check, specific World Rugby e-learning recommended. Experience with disability supports is an asset. NCCP level 1 rugby required for head coaches and encouraged for all. Season runs May through June. Contact; playonrugbysarfc@gmail.com

Mini Rugby: Ages 3-10

Requires vulnerable sector check, specific World Rugby e-learning recommended. Rugby experience not necessary for assistant coaches as this age plays simple flag rugby games. NCCP level 1 rugby required for head coaches and encouraged for all. Season runs mid-April to mid-July. Contact: stalbertminirugby@gmail.com

Junior Rugby: Ages 11-18

Requires vulnerable sector check, specific World Rugby e-learning recommended. NCCP level 1 rugby encouraged for all, and level 1 or 2 required for head coaches. Season runs mid-April to mid-July for U13/15 and end of June through August for older age grades (starts after high school season ends).  Contact: stalbertjuniorrugby@gmail.com

Adult (Senior) Rugby

Requires vulnerable sector check, up to date World Rugby e-learning and NCCP level 2 rugby for head coaches. Men’s and women’s head coaches are responsible for all teams in the program. Assistant coaches are encouraged to complete NCCP training. Contact: seniorrugby@stalbertrugby.com

Fundraising

SARFC has a casino every 2-3 years – please watch out for a call out for volunteers and sign up. Aside from the regular casino, if you have a fundraising opportunity, or want to organize an event, or can contribute to the relaunch of our sponsorship program and make connections with local businesses, we’d love to hear from you! Contact: colleenjordan011@gmail.com

Grounds Crew

Be part of the team who maintain our four beautiful fields. Volunteers must be 18+ and have a flexible schedule during spring/summer. WCB coverage in effect. Training will be provided, and preference given to those who intend to volunteer long term (annually).  Contact: sarfcfields@gmail.com

Junior Rugby Committee

Assists with program administration and tasks to support the workload of the two volunteer program directors. E.g., coach development and recruitment, TeamSnap and communications, equipment inventory and orders. Contact: stalbertjuniorrugby@gmail.com and stalbertminirugby@gmail.com

Historical Committee

This group initiated the Heritage Wall display inside the clubhouse and needs member support to ensure the history of the rugby club is accurately reflected. Old pictures and mementos are scanned and put together in storyboards for each decade. We need folks with the history, plus those with IT skills and design experience would be a huge asset. Contact: rogermscott@gmail.com

Facility Enhancement Committee

Supports the prioritization and coordination of facility repairs and renovations in alignment with municipal and provincial grant funding cycles. Also includes organizing and accounting for sweat equity hours. 2022-23 focus will be parking lot resurfacing and building safety.  Contact: president@stalbertrugby.com

Strategic Planning

Group of club members who will create a ten-year strategic plan for the organization. Draft plan will be presented at the 2022-23 Annual General Meeting. Contact: president@stalbertrugby.com

Miscellaneous Tasks and Events

Volunteer requests may come from coaches, event organizers, or in our email newsletter. Please help when and where you can, e.g., washing your kid’s team jerseys, selling raffle tickets, cooking hot dogs, or acting as a marshal – on the field or in our busy parking lot.

Match Official (paid)

Referee development is critical to the continued expansion of rugby in Alberta and match officials are paid for their time. Click here for more information on the Edmonton Rugby Union Referee Society. Contact: erurefsociety@gmail.com

Friday Night Hot Dogs

After their Friday rugby practice, each youth player will receive a complimentary hot dog (vegan and kosher options available). No cost, but we do accept cash donations to keep the initiative going.

Parent volunteers are needed to barbecue each week. Click here to sign up.