There are many reasons people of all ages volunteer in sport and take up roles at their local clubs and associations. Volunteering is a great opportunity to help others and meet new people, it gives a feeling and sense of community, it provides opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills, it can also help to choose the right career and it’s a great achievement to include in your resume.
The #Good2GiveBack series aims to provide an insight into why volunteers do what they do while also providing examples of how sport clubs approach recruitment and retention.
The Duke of Edinburgh International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh International Award is the world’s leading youth development program and through volunteering empowers young Australians aged 14-24 to develop skills, build resilience and become #WorldReady.
Attract young volunteers to your club
The Award is an opportunity for clubs and associations to build their volunteer numbers, improve club administration and succession planning. By becoming an Award Centre your club can attract young volunteers and help young people on their life journey.
We asked some volunteers why they give back to their sport and community and here is what they had to say:
Check out some of our other Good2GiveBack videos:
Tell us your story
Everyone has a story about volunteering and giving back.
Tell us yours using the hashtag #Good2GiveBack.