Should our club have a volunteer coordinator? Can a volunteer perform this role?

Many, and in some cases all, roles in a sports club or group are voluntary. So, having someone to coordinate the recruitment and support of volunteers can be very useful. Having someone in charge of managing volunteers will almost certainly result in a better quality of experience for your volunteers, which will mean better retention and hopefully a more steady supply of new volunteers when you need them.

A volunteer coordinator can be a volunteer themselves, and in sports clubs and groups they often are. Find out more information below from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations about this role.

The Rugby Football Union have some useful information about club volunteer coordinator roles.

See the following links for more information:

NCVO - Volunteer coordinators

Rugby Football Union - Volunteer coordinator roles