What defines a Volunteer?

Volunteering Australia defines a volunteer as ‘a person who chooses to contribute their time, skills and experience, for no payment, to benefit the community’.

Human Resources

Human resource planning analyses current needs and projects future needs for volunteers in relation to existing and planned programs, services and events.


The design and implementation of a human resource plan for volunteers is more likely to occur in sport and recreation organisations that have taken the time to select a motivated and suitably qualified Volunteer Coordinator.


Recruitment is the process of attracting new volunteers to sport and recreation organisations.

Selection and Screening

Screening is one of the most important steps your club can take to ensure a safe, enjoyable environment to help protect children and young people from physical and sexual harm.

Orientating Volunteers

Once a volunteer has been appointed, it is important to make sure they settle in, feel well-informed and valued.