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Making Time - Join In. Join In’s latest ground-breaking research looks at how behavioural science can persuade more people to give their time and volunteer, with a focus on sport.

Making Time - Join In

Presented in partnership with BT↑ and leading social impact research consultancy Simetrica↑, the report reveals the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘how’ and most importantly the ‘why’ of volunteering. The launch in Whitehall was led by Join In Chair Lord Charles Allen and Britain's most successful Paralympian, and Join In trustee, Tanni Grey-Thompson. Join In patron Eddie Izzard, leading economist and former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell and Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson also backed the launch. This handout provides a summary of the findings from our extensive review and new regression analysis of UK data sets of both volunteering and sport volunteering.

Hidden diamonds: Uncovering the true value of sport volunteers - Join In. New volunteering strategy published. In the past, volunteering in sport has been seen as something people do for the benefit of others.

New volunteering strategy published

Whether it's marshalling a fun run, managing money, driving people from A to B (and back) or even washing the muddy kit on a Sunday afternoon, it’s always been the participants that everyone is focused on. That’s about to change. Our new volunteering strategy, Volunteering in an Active Nation, accompanied by a number of new funding opportunities, puts the experience of the volunteer and a drive to increase diversity at the heart of efforts to support volunteers. After all, without them most community sport simply wouldn’t happen. Retaining Sport Officials. Retaining Sport Officials Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 08:49 Sport officials play a vital role within sport and should be viewed along the same lines as coaches within the sport system in regards to participation and development.

Retaining Sport Officials

Officials should not be viewed as just service providers, but rather as integral participants within sport. Without an official to referee a game there is no game. However, in recent years there has been an increasing shortage of officials. Why do individuals get into officiating? For many people, the reason why they pursue officiating is as simple as the love they have for sport. So why do officials leave the role? There are a variety of reasons that officials give as to why they leave their role and some of them include: What do officials say they need to stay in the game? Staying involved with anything requires that an individual feels a sense of welcome and belonging to a community. References: Cuskelly G and Hoye R. (2004). Sport Taranaki acknowledges youth volunteers. Factors contributing to the retention of Canadian amateur sport officials 2016 Livingston Forbes.

Club Solutions. Skills Active Sport & Recreation Industries Workforce Scan 2016 (paid & volunteer)

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Volunteer recognition program - PREB (Canada) Revising the Game Plan: Retirement is just one Choice for Athletes in Transition. Revising the Game Plan: Retirement is just one Choice for Athletes in Transition Author: Jason Dunkerley Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:00 As athletes, we face the existential dilemma of deciding when enough is enough.

Revising the Game Plan: Retirement is just one Choice for Athletes in Transition

Pushing our bodies through pain and past injury is sustainable only for so long. There are some notable examples of athletes who have successfully transitioned between sports. In 2011, Mike Woods was working at a bank and trying to figure out what he was going to do with his life. A number of para athletes have undergone a similar metamorphosis. So what are some of the factors which compel certain athletes to successfully redefine their relationship with sport? Quite apart from taking up another sport, there are many avenues through which athletes may remain connected to sport. As athletes, we easily forget the old adage which states that whatever happens, the sun will rise tomorrow. Additional Resource: About the Author.

Vip (volunteer inspire programme) Join the 6500 other people helping out at local events or sports clubs in Greater Manchester by clicking the Local Authority you live in below #GMinspire The VIP (Volunteer Inspire Programme) is a GreaterSport initiative that has been launched in partnership with all ten boroughs within Greater Manchester.

vip (volunteer inspire programme)

The programme allows volunteers, coaches and officials to sign up for opportunities that organisations provide. Over 6500 people have already signed up to the programme and there are over 150 opportunities listed for some of the biggest sporting events in Greater Manchester. There are also many community sports clubs that could really use your help and expertise. Infographic: The Nationwide Decline in Sports Officials - Athletic Business. There are around 300,000-350,000 total high school sports officials in the U.S. but states like Tennessee, Nevada, and Kansas are all reporting a decrease in registered officials.

Infographic: The Nationwide Decline in Sports Officials - Athletic Business

In fact, Oregon saw a 12 percent decrease in the last three years alone. Factors like low pay, negative environments and a lack of advancement opportunities are discouraging those who are interested in becoming sport officials. The decline in Tennessee is even being attributed to a new background check policy implemented in November 2015. This policy requires officials to pay their own fee to get a criminal background check each year to remain an official. With a fairly low wage, this could be hard for those who rely solely on officiating games for their income. Beyond low wages however, their overall working environment is growing more negative.