At GUST we are always in need of more volunteers. In particular we need people to help in the following areas;
Saturday Stand; Every Saturday GUST has a stand in Galway City. On the first Saturday of every month it's in the Eyre Square Centre. On other Saturdays we use different locations. At the stand we sell Lotto tickets, Maroon Army membership, GUSt membership, merchandise and promote any looming special events. We also meet supporters, lapsed supporters and possible new supportrs. We need more people to give an hour or two at the stand. It's an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two and you'll always meet interesting people.
Sell Lotto tickets; Most of our Lotto sales are offline, person to person. Every ticket sold is a help in achieving our goals. If you can sell a few tickets a week, it all adds up and is a great help. A book of tickets can be collected; from our office at Eamonn Deacy Park, Terryland, from the Saturday Stand, or from members of the Management Committee. Our online Lotto sales are as important our offline, and if you can help promote our online Lotto, please do. We just ask that you don't spam anyone in doing so.
This Website; You can help by promoting or contributing to this website. You can promote it by telling people about it. You can mention us in your emails, although please don't include us in any spam. You can talk about us on forums, in blogs, in articles, on websites etc.
Blogging; We are looking for bloggers. If you can write regularly about Galway United, Galway football in general, League of Ireland, All-Ireland football, British football, European football, World football, or any football related topic, we'd love to hear from you. If you can write regularly, once a week, once a fortnight, or once a month get in touch. We believe that good, interesting and regular blogs can be the best way of building, and sustaining an audience for this website.
Helping at events; A large element of GUST's fundraising efforts consists of organizing and running special fundraising events. We are always interested in people who can help in this area. If you have helped organize and run any event that raised money for any other cause, and would and could like to do the same with us, please let us know. If you have never helped run an event but would like to do so, then you are more than welcome. Get in touch and we'll let you know what's coming up that you could help with.
Football; Our reason for existing is football. At the moment GUST is involved with some of the junior clubs in County Galway in an Under 19 initiative aimed at keeping players involved in the game who might stop playing. Many players stop playing at this age and we want to keep more of them involved and help them develop as players. We hope these players will form a squad to represent all of County Galway at League of Ireland level next season, and that the clubs they belong to will feel included in the venture rather than feel their players have been poached by a rival club. We also hope to have a team back in the League of Ireland in 2013. If you would like to, and feel you could contribute to this, we'd like to hear from you.
At games; This one may seem a little strange at the moment seeing as we don't have any involvement with a team at this moment, but we're confident that will change very soon. When we do we will need people to help out at the games with stuff like stewarding, selling Lotto, match programmes, merchandise etc. If you would like to help out at games, why not make contact now and get to know us. It wont be long until the show's back on the road.
If you can help with any of the above get in touch. Send us an email by clicking here and let us know how you would like to help. Make "Volunteer" the subject of the email. We will get back to you, or if you live in Galway you can talk to any member of the management committee. You can help wherever you are, you don't have to live in Galway.