A True Sport Agreement answers a simple, but important question, “How are we going to treat each other in this group?” The agreement is created by teammates and coaches in an open and safe forum.
Recruiting, developing and retaining appropriate individuals for the board.
The number one concern and challenge for community groups is recruiting and retaining the right people to help them get the job done.
It's often the same people volunteering for the soccer club, the hockey club, the church bazaar and the community fun day. It’s great to see such commitment and dedication, but along with their involvement there is a great danger – volunteer burnout!
Is your group trying to look forward and evolve but having trouble knowing where to start? Been working on a project for so long, you’ve lost track of whether things are going as planned? Use evaluation as a starting point, a check-in or a final step.
Young people can bring an important mix of passion and enthusiasm to your group’s activities. Yet many of them say they do not volunteer because they have never been asked!
Finding the right people should be top priority for all volunteer groups. Finding people who are willing to take a leadership role is even better. How can you make the best of your recruitment strategies?
Does your organization have difficulty recruiting new volunteers? It may be more than a lack of willing volunteers. It may be time to take a closer look at how your organization works.
The kind of experience a new member has with your group is more important than you might realize. If people don’t feel welcome or needed, their interest and enthusiasm will disappear and your group has just lost a valuable resource!
Volunteer Canada's Safe Steps Screening Program provides an easy-to-use method for organizations to ensure that the people they serve are safe.
Screening is a process designed to create and maintain a safe environment.
The volunteer resource centre is an online tool that offers a wealth of information regarding volunteerism and managing volunteer resources.
A recruitment process for all volunteer, staff and coaching positions is documented and managed by the board, its delegate(s) or the most senior staff person.
The most senior staff person, in consultation with the board of directors, sets and reports annual performance objectives...