The process of human resource planning raises the issue of who should be responsible for HRM. 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.

Volunteer Coordinator’s responsibilities: determining where volunteers are needed, preparing or updating job descriptions and planning a recruitment campaign. They may also be required to analyse training needs and to keep the human resource inventory up to date.

Volunteer Coordinators usually hold policy level positions within organisations because they need to be fully aware of strategic plans and objectives.

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