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Sports Community celebrates National Volunteers Week

20 May 2021
Sports Community is excited to celebrate National Volunteers Week as it joins the rest of Australia in acknowledging the contribution of volunteers, especially in sport.

The core ethos of Sports Community is to help volunteers succeed in their roles in community sport and this week is important to understand the value of supporting volunteers who do the thankless tasks in our community.

According to Sport Australia’s Market Segmentation report and Sport Australia CEO Kate Dillon, Volunteers donate 158 million hours to sport a year which is the equivalent of almost 90,000 full-time jobs.

“It would be misleading to describe volunteering as a thankless task, because Australian sport has some of the most passionate and committed volunteers in the world. Volunteering is linked to positive mental, social and physical benefits,” Dillon said.

“At the same time we need to ensure our volunteers feel valued, because the reality is many sports in Australia may not exist without the commitment and dedication of our volunteers.

“We should celebrate our volunteers every day, but I urge every Australian sporting participant to make an extra effort and reach out this week and say thanks. It could be giving your mum or dad and extra hug for coaching your football team. It could be giving the officials three cheers at the end of your match or simply saying thanks. It could be helping the team manager carry the sporting kit-bag.

“You might even want to take the tongs at the canteen barbecue one weekend and volunteer yourself. The more volunteers Australian sport has, the stronger we will be.”

Sports Community is celebrating National Volunteers Week with a 10% discount on club and individual memberships.

Our membership gives you access to thousands of pages of community sport resources for volunteers to make your role in community sport easier. From roles like the club president and treasurer to events and sponsorship managers and facility redevelopment projects, we have all the information you need to give you the support in what you want to achieve at your club.

Use the code VOLUNTEER10 to redeem your discount. Don’t forget a club membership gives up to 10 people at your club access to all of our resources.

Click here to become a member today!