Attracting and retaining volunteers is not easy, largely because volunteering involves freedom of choice on the part of the volunteer. People who feel empowered, rewarded and appreciated in their volunteer role are more likely to contribute to and continue in that role. Implementing a comprehensive and successful volunteer program requires time, commitment and personnel, as well as an understanding of why people volunteer.
A well-managed and designed volunteer program will acknowledge the reasons for volunteering and strive to meet the needs of the volunteers by recognising their contribution. Success in doing so will return many benefits, both to the volunteer and the organisation they work for.
To help you manage your volunteers, we have developed a range of simple tools and templates – feel free to download these template and adapt then to the needs of your organisation.
Are you a sports club or organisation?
Given that an active volunteer workforce is critical to Australian sport, it is perhaps surprising that very few sporting organisations have a dedicated focus on volunteer management. That’s why Volunteering Victoria has developed a free sports specific Volunteer Management Toolkit to help clubs support their volunteers. Download Template Package.
Volunteer Management ToolkitDownload the Toolkit
GET YOUR VOLUNTEERS STARTED
Policies and Procedures
Induction Processes & Manuals
Sample Volunteer Induction Manual
ORGANISE YOUR VOLUNTEERS
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR VOLUNTEERS
DEVELOP YOUR VOLUNTEERS
KEEP YOUR VOLUNTEERS SAFE
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR VOLUNTEERS
When Volunteers Depart
We are grateful for funding support provided by Sport and Recreation Victoria. Special thanks also to ClubHelp.
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Looking for other ways to support volunteer management? Volunteering Victoria is here to support you. Learn more about our Learning and Development program, consulting and skilled volunteering services.