Volunteers

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The Heartbeat of our Sports Clubs

At Sport Wellington we know that a common challenge facing sports clubs today is ensuring there are enough willing and able volunteers to resource the many aspects of what it takes for the club to be successful.

All too often when someone steps down from a volunteer portfolio or committee, there is no one ready to replace them, leaving others to pick up the extra work.  Having a planned, coordinated approach in managing your volunteers can make it easier.

Find out how here: Volunteers – the heartbeat of sports clubs

Acknowledging Volunteers

People often volunteer because they want to make a difference. By understanding that difference you can tell a story which becomes a powerful and meaningful acknowledgement of their volunteer work.

What is vital to keeping volunteers is expressing to them the difference they have made through their work. By telling a story about it, you’ll not only be showing your volunteers how they are appreciated, which will lead to better retention, but you’ll also be able to use these stories in your recruitment.

Volunteering for Wellington Round the Bays

Round the Bays relies on significant contributions of volunteers across a wide range of roles. Sport Wellington truly values the work of these volunteers and promotes the importance of volunteerism across the sport sector. For Tim Berry it enabled him to gain a new perspective by being behind the scenes and seeing the event come together. “It gave me an awesome insight into the amount of organisation that goes into pulling off a fantastic local event that encourages people to get active!”

For more information visit www.brendanfootsupersiteroundthebays.co.nz and we hope to see you on the day!