VOLUNTEERS: Recruiting. Retaining. Rewarding.
Volunteers, the heartbeat of many, if not all clubs, associations, leagues and competitions. Without them many struggle to operate efficiently, or at all, but recruiting and retaining volunteers is still a constant challenge that most groups face.
As a guide to help recruit, retain and reward your organisation's volunteers, as well as further support your volunteers, view the links listed below.
VICTORIA'S VOLUNTEERING PORTAL
A free online resource that lists useful information for volunteers as well as for those recruiting volunteers. The site covers such topics as:
- volunteer rights & responsibilities
- attracting & recruiting volunteers
- inducting & training
- rewarding & recognising
- managing spontaneous volunteers
IT'S ALL HERE FOR YOU
Volunteering Victoria is the state peak body for volunteering. It focuses on advocacy, sector development and the promotion of volunteering.
HERE is where you can find helpful information such as fast fact sheets and guides for volunteers, volunteer managers, volunteer organisations and corporates.
Volunteering Victoria has developed a sports specific Volunteer Management Toolkit to help clubs support their volunteers. The free Toolkit can be downloaded HERE
The ClubHelp's Volunteer section aims to assist you to expand your volunteer base, manage volunteers effectively, and develop a culture within your club that recognises and values the huge contribution volunteers make.
HERE you will find a great assessment tool and management manual.
For tips on volunteers, the Australian Sports Commission has a comprehensive library on how to recruit, retain and manage volunteers.
HERE you will find everything involving volunteers in your club from recruiting, retaining and managing them to having job descriptions, volunteer managers and also the role of coaches and officials.
NSW SPORTS FEDERATION
HERE you will find some useful, downloadable support sheets that focus on recruiting, keeping and rewarding volunteers.
The good thing about these sheets is that they have been constructed using club volunteers feedback and ideas.