Volunteer working with young players.


Volunteers are people who willingly give their time and effort without financial reward.

There should be no barriers to being involved and some roles can be undertaken without even leaving the house. 

In London there are thousands of adults who give up time to volunteer each year, of which over one quarter are involved in sport. There are many benefits to getting involved in football as a volunteer. These include:

  • 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

Supporting our volunteers

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

Our role is to:

  • Support and develop existing volunteers
  • Recruit more volunteers into football
  • Recognise and reward volunteers

Most volunteers already have a link with the club or league they help to support. This could be a parent, grandparent, friend, former player or sponsor.

Through committing time and effort to running the club or league, volunteers will play a major role in giving players the opportunity to enjoy football each week – and should feel rightly proud of the contribution they make.

This section provides an overview of both volunteers and volunteer groups in London as well as how you can get involved!

Get into Volunteering

Volunteering is one of the best ways to get involved in grassroots football in London. There are a range of volunteering opportunities available throughout the capital, with something to suit everyone.

Volunteer Roles

Interested in volunteering in football? Find out which role you would be best suited to here!

Safeguarding & Welfare

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. Find out what you can do to help keep our game safe and enjoyable.


Packed full of information for everybody involved in grassroots football, make sure you take a look at the London FA 2023/24 handbook.