Clubs can provide a great opportunity for people to develop their own skills at the same time as volunteering time and resources towards your club. People are the lifeblood of clubs and your most valuable asset. Club committees should proactively manage their volunteer workforce. Coaches, officials and other volunteers need ongoing support, such as induction, training and recognition.
Successful clubs are run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable people, who contribute and feel valued.
Some people can feel unwelcome or self-conscious when fronting up to a new club or community group, particularly if they are on their own or don't have peers or friends already at the club. Individuals are the most important ingredient in creating an inclusive club by creating a warm, friendly, open-minded environment for all members. Use the resources provided in this section to support your club members to develop, learn and be trained in the areas required by your club.
One member of the club’s committee should have ‘Volunteer Management’ as part of their portfolio. The Volunteer Manager should make themselves available to individual volunteers and report back to the committee on any urgent issues which require attention.