Without the time, energy and commitment of volunteers, grassroots sport would not happen.
Whether these people organise a group of friends to go cycling once a week, coach a netball team, run a badminton club or serve the teas at their local cricket club – volunteers make sport happen.
There can be more to this than you may think. You will need to think about questions, including:
- What do we need volunteers for?
- What skills and experience do we need?
- What motivates our volunteers?
- How do we recognise our volunteers?
Managing your volunteers, inspiring them in their roles and supporting them are all important if you want to sustain their interest and involvement in your club. The following information and ideas should assist your club in making the most of volunteers.