The club would be nothing without the help of volunteering members. We encourage everyone to help out at club organised events and to get involved in the running of the club. Glasgow Archers is, after all, what you make it.
Bi-Annual Clean up: twice a year we have an equipment day where our containers are cleaned out, targets are repaired and shopping lists prepared. If you are of a tidy nature or handy with a screwdriver or even just willing to wield a broom with vigour, come down to the field … its a very social occasion, there are biscuits!
Competitions and Events: you can assist at competitions by being present before, during and/or after the event. Here the field party sets up the field, helps moving targets, looks for lost arrows (yup, this happens) and puts the targets away at the end of the competition. You don’t have to stay all day and can just come and help for a couple of hours. Highlight of the day for the field party setting up the range is the supplied Breakfast of Archers – the Roll and Lorne Sausage! Truly the food of the (archery) gods!
Note: Discounts on your club memberships are available for those who work on club shoot field parties.
For those who like things that are a bit more involved in the running of the club:
Range Safety: Every archery session needs a Line Captain. This is the person charged with controlling when people shoot and when they collect. He also ensures the range is safe to shoot before allowing archers to approach the line. He has a shiny whistle. Currently we have ONE person willing to do this, it would be nice if we could get some volunteers to take turns.
Equipment Safety: Club equipment takes a bit of a beating and is in need of maintenance the whole year round. If you have an interest in leaning how to fletch arrows, repair strings, maintain bows etc …… make yourself known to a committee member.
Mentoring: if you are an experienced archer, you can help newer/less experienced members by encouraging them on the shooting line, sharing experience and giving advice. You don’t need to be a coach, you just need to be willing! This is, if one of our willing mentors is any indication, the opportunity to impress upon an impressionable noob that hoyt are rubbish, compounders need training wheels and Ki Bo Bae is an archery goddess!
Coaching: if you want to take things further you can qualify to become a coach. Coaching courses are run at regular intervals in Scotland. The club and the Scottish Archery Association can help you with funding.
Join the Committee: committee members are elected once a year at the AGM. If you would like to give it a go then be sure to speak to an existing member of the committee to learn more about the roles and what they involve. Here is our current team. Right now due to some people stepping down, we have slots available so if you want to contribute to the club, let us know.