VOLUNTEER RESOURCE PACK FOR CLUBS (Welsh Athletics)
This Resource Pack is for you, it provides role descriptions, ideas on how to recruit and where to recruit, as well as, how to reward and retain volunteers. As Volunteer Coordinator you will look at a strategy of how to implement these resources. If the resources are used with a clear and targeted approach, there is no reason that your campaign will not be successful.
Take a look at the Toolkit for Volunteer Coordinators from the Welsh sports sector Sport Wales - Club Solutions and WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action).
A free useful e-learning module for a club Volunteer Coordinator 'Introduction to Volunteering in Sport: E-Learning module' (Sport Wales - Club Solutions).
The module is designed to help you take the first steps to improving the volunteer culture at your club. You’ll learn top tips on creating a positive volunteering environment at your club, how you can recruit volunteers and keep them!
COFFEE CONNECT CHAT SERIES
The last 12 months have been challenging, therefore it is really important that throughout this time everyone prioritises their own mental well-being. To reconnect the Officials/Volunteers community during this period we are launching the Coffee Connect Chat series.
This series will start with 'Time to Talk day' we welcome you to join us for a virtual coffee/tea and to interact with friends in the officials' community.
Part 1 - Thursday 4th February 2021 (13:30-14:30pm)
Topic: Mental well-being with Guest Speaker Georgia White, Mental Health professional that has a vast amount of experience in both public and private sector.
If you missed this session it will be repeated on Sunday 7th March 2021 at the Welsh Athletics #Unite Virtual Officials & Volunteers conference. SIGN UP HERE
ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT THE OFFICIALS/VOLUNTEERS WELL-BEING CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY!
There're loads of benefits to doing something for your local athletics/running club here are quite a few listed below.
Learn new skills
Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications. Volunteering demonstrates transferable skills. Having volunteering on your CV will help you to stand out from the crowd. By volunteering your time to others you can become a skilled person - someone that employers, universities and colleges want.
Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.
Make a difference
Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.
Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.
Be part of a community
Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.
Have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.