As part of this year's volunteer week, we will be shining a light on some of the many volunteers that make Newport County AFC tick as a proud, community club.
Volunteers are the backbone of our club, giving us their valuable time to make the whole matchday a much more pleasant experience for all attending.
They all have their own skills and attributes that can make someone’s day a lot better as well as bringing in income to the club.
We have volunteers helping in nearly every aspect of the match-day preparation, serving customers in the club-shop(s); selling programmes and 50/50 draw tickets; serving guests and clearing up the tables in hospitality; matchday announcements; photography/videography and commentary; preparing the ground and away ticket sales; presenting the pre-match entertainment warm ups; arranging the safety of our Disabled guests as well as looking after Spytty the Dog!
Don’t forget that as a Trust supporter owned all our Board of Directors are also volunteers.
As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing too. It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.
You too can get involved volunteering at Newport County AFC by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Donna on 01633 30212.
Nicola Johns – Volunteer Club Photographer
"I started volunteering with the club straight after the Great Escape in 2017 when the club advertised the position of Volunteer Club Photographer and have been in position within the media team ever since.
"Being a volunteer within the club feels like being part of a family, it’s given me the opportunity to take part in events, expand my skills and be part of the fab match day experience.
"I’m very proud of being part of the Newport County volunteer family and would recommend it to all."
Jayne Majewski – Hospitality
"As volunteers for Newport County AFC we have been given the opportunity to give something back to the club and help them as part of the community.
"We are able to work with a friendly team of volunteers and enjoy the match day atmosphere.
"Newport County AFC has given the opportunity to a group of young people with additional needs to help in hospitality (as well as other areas) dealing with guests and learning new skills which has helped build their confidence and self-esteem.
"They are able to have the chance to do a job that in the past they may not have been able to do so. They enjoy the praise they get from doing a good job and are all excited to be able to work for our club.
"This valuable experience may open doors for these young people in the hospitality sector as they are gaining the confidence in dealing with guests and customer care which is important. They really do enjoy this experience and also love the fact that they get an opportunity to meet current players, club legends and other celebrities that attend home games."