A programme that encourages young people aged 16-25 to volunteer in their community has been launched by the charitable arm of Yeovil Town Football Club.

Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust’s Volunteer 108 programme aims to encourage young people to achieve milestones of 49, 89 and 108 hours of volunteering in order to help develop their leadership skills and support their progression in to employment.

This will be achieved by volunteering at various projects such as soccer schools, development centres, social inclusion programmes and matchday experiences.

Trust coaches and staff will mentor the volunteers through the three levels, which represent Yeovil’ s giant killing of Sunderland in the FA Cup in 1949, the year the club moved to Huish Park (89/90 season) and the number of years from its formation it took Yeovil Town to achieve Football league status.

The Trust has received nearly £5,000 from the Benchmark Fund & the Somerset Crimebeat Trust which are managed by the Somerset Community Foundation in order to deliver the programme.

The programme encourages people to achieve the following milestones and in return for their time, they will receive the following qualifications: –

STEP ONE – Giant Killers – 49 hours of volunteering to mark 1949, the year Yeovil Town famously put Sunderland out of the FA Cup.

Volunteers who complete 49 hours will receive emergency first aid training and qualification and safeguarding training and qualification and an introduction to Futsal qualification. __________________________________________________________________________

STEP TWO – Coming Home – 89 hours of volunteering – to mark the 1989/90 season when Yeovil Town left its Huish stadium to relocate to Huish Park.

Volunteers who complete 89 hours will be enrolled onto an FA Level One coaching course. ___________________________________________________________________________

STEP THREE – A Different League- 108 hours of volunteering – to mark the number of years from its formation it took Yeovil Town to achieve Football League status.

Volunteers who complete 108 hours will be enrolled on an FA Level One Youth Module course.   ____________________________________________________________________________

If you are aged 16-25 and would like to join the Trust’s Volunteer 108 programme, please download the application pack below.

Application Pack – Volunteer 108

Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust is committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all young people, staff and volunteers involved in our programmes. All applicants will be asked to complete a DBS disclosure

For more information about our Volunteer 108 programme, please contact Sara Bradley by e-mailing or by telephoning 01935 706671.