Volunteers are the life and soul of snowsports within England from grassroots up to international competition. They put a huge amount of time and energy into making snowsport happen in a number of different roles. Without them our sport clubs and even Snowsport England itself would cease to exist.
Did you know that sport volunteers provide one billion hours each year? That’s around 720,000 paid workers!
An effective and well equipped volunteer workforce can bring a number of benefits to a club.
- Ensure the club's sustainability
- Happy volunteers attract other volunteers
- Help develop a social side to your club.
- Brings energy, inspiration and enthusiasm to the club's atmosphere.
- More volunteers mean a wider skill set to draw on.
These benefits ultimately mean that a club is more capable of developing itself as a whole and providing for the membership. However more often then not only a small percentage of a club members actually volunteer and those that do are over stretched; which can result in negative feelings and a lack of new forthcoming volunteers.
Due to this Snowsport England wants to support this vital sector of our sport. We have put together resources and ideas to help you on the recruitment, retention and the recognition of volunteers, so your club is well equipped and can deal with whatever it faces.
Before looking at the three sections below it is important to keep in mind that you need to understand why people are volunteering. Doing this will make it easier to find new volunteers, look after and retain the volunteers you already have and to recognise their efforts in effective ways.
So Why Do People Volunteer?
Recruiting Volunteers (Awaiting Download)
Retaining Volunteers (Awaiting Download)
Rewarding Volunteers (Awaiting Download)
You can find more support around volunteering from the links below;