Recruiting, Managing & Retaining Volunteers

100+ Ideas on how to Recruit, Recognize and Retain Volunteers

A great ebook for small organisations regarding volunteers – the backbone of community organisations. Learn how to recognise opportunities, recruit and retain fantastic volunteers to build the strength and organisation of your club!

Source: Dr Judy Esmond (Ph.D)
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Volunteer Awards - Templates for Sports Clubs

Increase recognition and appreciation of you valued volunteers. This resource provides an assortment of documents to help plan and run your next volunteer awards events.
Source: Department of National 
Parks,Recreation, 
Sport and Racing, 
Sport and Recreation 
Services (QLD)
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Volunteers in Sport: Issues and Innovation

Due to rising levels of concern about the trend of decline in sport volunteering and the impact off this on the community sports system, NSW Sport and Recreation commissioned Griffith University to complete a study of innovative volunteer club practices and the issues facing volunteers.
Source: NSW Office of Sport
 & Recreation
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Volunteer Management Plan Workbook

The workbook is a valuable tool in its own right for any sport and recreation organisation faced with the challenges of recruiting, managing and retaining volunteers. It outlines information such as examples of strategies, project brief information and position descriptions.

Source: Sport & Recreation 
Victoria

 

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Volunteers: the heart of sport. The experiences and motivations of sports volunteers

This report details the findings from the Sports Volunteers’ Experiences Survey conducted on behalf of Sports and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) in 2007. In the survey, sports volunteers report many positive experiences but also identify some challenges and barriers to successful volunteering. Findings from the survey cover demographics, level of participation, level of commitment, hours of volunteering, other volunteering commitments, motivations, experiences and attitudes, and satisfaction with volunteering. This report includes recommendations on ways to improve the sports volunteer experience.

Source: Sport and Recreation 
New Zealand (SPARC)
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Volunteer Management Action Plan Template

The Volunteer Management Plan template offers six areas to consider in the management of volunteers. Overall the Volunteer Management plan will assist clubs in achieving an effective structure and management practices.

Source: Department of National 
Parks, Recreation,
 Sport and Racing, 
Sport and Recreation
 Services (QLD)
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Finding and keeping volunteers: What the research tells us

Research-based information to help organisations develop better volunteer management practices. It outlines topics such as: Volunteering is a two-way relationship; Volunteering has image problems; and Volunteers want more structure.
Source: Sport and Recreation
 New Zealand (SPARC)
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The Volunteer Appreciation Plan

The Volunteer Appreciation Plan was developed by the New Zealand Rugby Union to provide a cooordinated approach toward appreciation and support of volunteer effort.
Source: New Zealand Rugby Union
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Engaging Young Volunteers - A Fact Sheet

A fact sheet providing organisations with tips and ideas on how to tap into young people as future volunteers.
Source: Department of National Parks,
 Recreation, Sport and 
Racing, Sport and 
Recreation Services (QLD)
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Sports Club Volunteers (Sports Community Series)

Every sporting club has a ‘Bazza’ – you know, the guy who puts his hand up for every job that needs doing. Everybody ‘loves his work’ and the committee’s favourite catch cry is ‘its ok we’ll just ask Bazza to do it!’ So what happens when Bazza hangs up his boots? Or when little Jimmy moves on and his mum leaves her 5 year post as club secretary? How do you recruit another Bazza (or 10)? How do you get the most out of the partnership? And how do you keep them volunteering for your club?
Source: www.sportscommunity.com.au 

 

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