Rewards program a boost for club volunteers

RECRUITING and retaining volunteers - does your club do enough?

Take a minute to think about how you engage your volunteers at your club.

Does your club go above and beyond expectations? Do your volunteers look forward to next season? Do your volunteers feel they are valued and heard?

What can you do to improve your club's volunteer engagement?

Some areas to consider implementing in your club as common practice include:

  • Engage a volunteer co-ordinator as part of the committee;
  • Advertise for candidates;
  • Implement an informal screening process to determine the rights for the volunteer and your club;
  • Create a position description for each volunteer/position;
  • Run an induction/orientation process (WHS requirements, admin, supervisor, about the club, complaint handling process, etc.)
  • Continue upskilling and training volunteers;
  • Evaluate post-season;
  • Implement a volunteer rewards program.

It all sounds well and good in theory but how do you get started?

Ipswich Sports House has captured a number of resources and links to help you.

Visit for more information or contact your local sport and recreation officer.


Support Western Pride

WESTERN Pride will take on Harimau Muda 'A' in Saturday afternoon's National Premier League match at the North Ipswich Reserve.

Bleed Green members will receive free entry to the 5pm match, simply by donning their member's polo shirt.


Golf winners

CONGRATULATIONS to John Piccini and Raymond Scott who have secured their places in the 2014 Isuzu Queensland Open Pro-Am following their wins in the Ipswich Month of Golf events.

Those events were at Ipswich and Sandy Gallop clubs over the past couple of weeks.

If you would like the opportunity to win your place in the Queensland Open Pro-Am, register to play in the final event at Karana Downs Golf Club on Sunday.

Contact the Karana Downs Golf Club on 3201 0833.

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