Voluntary organisations have been playing a key role in our society, and till nowadays, most of our Sports Associations are still run on a voluntary basis. One of the biggest challenges of organisers is human resource, especially when funding is limited. Nonetheless, there are many of us who can give a little time and share our know how to make that difference in sport.
“Volunteering is the commitment of time and energy, for the benefit of society, local communities, individuals outside the immediate family, the environment or other causes. Voluntary activities are undertaken of a person’s own free will, without payment.” The White Paper Supporting Voluntary Activity
- Have Fun
- Make a difference – give something back
- Gain work experience: Improve your cv with more experience and training, improve leadership skills
- Enhance your skills, such as people’s skills and time management, and retrain and sharpen old skills
- Involvement in the community: Make new friends and meet different people from different walks of life
- Build links with other people and other volunteers who might give you new opportunities and links for your own sport and for your professional life
- A sense of accomplishment
HOW CAN A VOLUNTEER CONTRIBUTE?
We don’t want any Volunteers burnout, so we are promoting tips from marketing point
- Offer the time you have and not the time you don’t have
- Don’t overburden yourself – don’t take a task which is bigger than what you can manage with the present skills and time
- Offer your expertise