The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
recognises that sport and recreation volunteers are the backbone of the
industry and an enormous source of social capital. Organisations must
support and recognise volunteers so they feel valued and are able to
fulfill the position they have been given.
Nationally, community sport and recreation relies on 2.3 million
volunteers who contribute more than 180 million hours to running sport
and recreation. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in Western Australia during 2010 there were 235,000 sport and recreation volunteers.
Volunteers that create and sustain these organisations make a vital
contribution to the needs of the community and without them the sport
and recreation industry will simply not be able to exist.
factors are considered key to assist in the recruitment and retention of
volunteers within the sport and recreation industry. These are:
The Department supports the recruitment, retention and recognition of volunteers within the sport and recreation industry by:
Team Leader – Organisational SustainabilityDepartment of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries – Sport and RecreationTelephone 61 8 6552 7300
Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2012). Volunteers in Sport, Australia.
01 February 2015
01 February 2017
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