Each week thousands of Western Australians give their time to support sport and recreation activities in the community. Our industry wouldn't survive without them.
Monday 16 to Sunday 22 May 2022
A massive thank you to all of WA’s sport and active recreation volunteers who have worked tirelessly during the pandemic to ensure their members keep playing, running, throwing, riding, hitting, jumping, swimming, kicking and moving!
Our industry could not have survived without you.
There are many different types of activities you could do as a sport and recreation volunteer.
Recruiting volunteers into your organisation is important for its sustainability.
A quick reference guide to managing your volunteers better.
Tips on effective ways to show you appreciate the work of your volunteers that will also contribute to a long term strategy for volunteer retention.
Considerations and approaches to recognising and rewarding volunteers in terms of equity.
Nationally, community sport and recreation relies on 2.3 million
volunteers who contribute more than 180 million hours to running sport
and recreation. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in WA during 2010 there were 235,000 sport and recreation volunteers. Volunteers that create and sustain these organisations make a vital contribution to the needs of the community.
Voluntary work is an enormous source of social capital and
contributes directly to the growth and development of social networks
and social cohesion within communities.
Volunteers also have a vital role to play in providing opportunities
for all Western Australians to have physically active lifestyles.
The department greatly values the significant contribution volunteers make to the sport and recreation industry and to the wider Western Australian community.
Position on volunteers
We recognise the importance of supporting and recognising volunteers so they feel valued and are able to fulfill the position they have been given.
Education and training is
a vital component of a good volunteer management program. Volunteers
who are offered some form of training are more able to carry out their
duties more comfortably and confidently and, as a result, more
efficiently, which will in turn benefit their organisations.
The department helps to provide education and training for volunteers in coaching, officiating, sports medicine and administrative and management programs.
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural IndustriesTelephone 61 8 6552 7300Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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