‘Pitch In’ Volunteers in Baseball and Softball
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our two sports and it's true to say that without them baseball and softball would not survive and develop in this country. But you don’t have to be a baseball or softball expert to pitch in and get involved. Whether you are a player, someone who has hung up your glove, or someone who has never picked up a bat or ball, you can be a valued volunteer, pitch in and make a difference. There are many different and exciting ways to get involved so don’t worry -- whatever skills and experience you have, there is something fun that you can do!
The opportunities to get involved are many and varied. There could be opportunities in your local club or league, or through organising baseball or softball where you work or study. Check out our list of sample volunteer roles or visit the Do-It website to find a baseball or softball volunteer opportunity near you.
Why Pitch In and volunteer?
Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and gain valuable experience. And we think it should also be fun! There are lots of benefits to pitching in:
- Building self-esteem and confidence.
- Learning and developing new skills such as leadership, communication and teamwork.
- Getting great work experience and boosting your CV.
- Being active and improving your health and well-being.
- Meeting new people and broadening your social network.
- Making a difference and putting something back into the community in which you live, work or study.
- Having fun!
At BSUK, we support our volunteers and we also provide the means for you to gain additional qualifications in our sports, such as coaching and umpiring awards.
Have a read about what one of our volunteers has to say. Simon Langton from the Youth Panel is writing a blog for the Do-It website.
We love welcoming young people to our sports and we offer pathways into both playing and volunteering. BSUK's Foundation Course is one way for young people to get involved. It takes only one day, provides an overview of the sports and will equip you with the confidence to get started.
Join BSUK’s volunteer Youth Panel!
BSUK has a Youth Panel, made up of a number of keen and engaged young leaders. This panel meets regularly to help shape the direction and focus of the sports. It's totally free to join and is a great way to meet new people and boost that all-important CV! Visit the Youth Panel webpage to find out more, meet the Panel and apply to become a member if you're interested in the Panel's work.