The volunteers should also be aware of the principles of a grassroots programme. The more they know about the educational and participation aspects of the project, the better they will be able to assist the players, coach-educators and parents.
Voluntary work is a very important aspect in the development of grassroots football, and member associations should strive to recruit volunteers to help with projects. These volunteers can be parents, teachers or community leaders. Even if volunteers do not have a formal role in the member association’s structure, their participation can be crucial to the success of grassroots football in the country.
Some volunteers are happy to help with the administrative tasks, while others prefer to organise tournaments and festivals or simply help with transport arrangements for the children.