Volunteers are the lifeblood of sport and vital to the successful running of any sports club. Smart clubs are those who work hard to recruit, retain and manage their volunteers. To help your club become more volunteer savvy, there are a number of online resources available.
For volunteer management information and resources, your state or national body is a good first port of call and may be able to help with specific volunteer policies, induction, awards and other information.
For tips on volunteers, the Australian Sports Commission has a comprehensive library on how to recruit, retain and manage volunteers.
Club Help’s Volunteer Management manual is a one-stop shop of tools and clever ideas.
For advice on policy and the national standards for volunteer involvement, head to Volunteering Australia.
NSW Volunteering provides information and resources on managing volunteers.
Also available are law resources covering a range of common areas of concern for volunteer-engaging, not-for-profit organisations.
The Clearinghouse for Sport connects sports people to a world of ideas, experience and knowledge.