Volunteering in Sports. The Advantages That Go Beyond

Volunteers in the sports industry provide their time, expertise, and experience to a organizer of a sporting event’s, organization, or club without expecting to receive payment in exchange. People of varying ages, educational levels, cultural traditions, sexual orientations, and religious affiliations make up the volunteer community.

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How to provide a memorable Olympic experience for volunteers

Our sport volunteering expert and founder Nada Rochevska in the latest interview for Um Dois Esportes, the joint sports website for Gazeta do Povo-leading newspaper in Southern Brazil, and Tribuna do Paraná, two newspapers that belong to the same publishing group, Ms. Rochevska is discussing what it means to be a Volunteer and Volunteer Manager from both perspectives and how both positions have enhanced her life.
What are some of the benefits of volunteering? Some benefits of volunteering can include gaining new skills and experiences, feeling a sense of satisfaction, and answering interesting questions like:
What are the most common misconceptions people have about sports volunteering?
What are the main reasons why people quit their volunteering assignments during competitions?
Why should people consider volunteering at a major sports event?
And what are the most common mistakes made by those who manage volunteer programs?

We’ve included the English translation of the interview below, with the original link in Brazilian–Portuguese language

What makes a valuable Volunteer Management Program vital to the overall event’s success?

AUTHOR: Nada Rochevska Volunteers are the face of every sports event.From amateur through the community to Olympic Games. They are the first face officials, athletes, spectators, and guests are seeing at your sporting event and will interact with them all the time.Unhappy, confused volunteers and unprepared are not supporting the sports event operations or your…

Olympic Volunteering – a chance for a collection of unique game memorabilia, country pins, and gifts

There are many benefits to being an international volunteer in a major sports event. One of the benefits of being a sports volunteer is to meet same-minded people to share the excitement and experience; and culture; furthermore, we also knit new friendships beyond the Games.One of the unique benefits of the Olympic volunteering is the chance to collect the game’s memorabilia or exchange gift or pin with fellow volunteers.

Reawakening Sport and Community Engagement in a previous Olympic Host City: Capitalising on the Athens 2004 Olympic Volunteer Legacy 17 Years on

This study explored and evaluated the volunteering legacy of the Athens 2004 Games and the current 3rd sector landscape in Greece. Participants in our research (Dr. N. Koutrou and Dr. G. Kohe) reflected positively on the inspiration effects the Games created, which mobilized individuals to form formal and informal coalitions to support local communities. Attitudes to the sector are more positive. Since 2010 a plethora of new civil society organizations have emerged and have been key in supporting contemporary local community needs. Yet, post-Games, there was a weak interest by successive Governments and other key actors in continuing the Olympic dynamic, institutionalizing the sector, and promoting initiatives to have long-term social effects. In our final report, we stress that appropriate investment should be made in stakeholder mapping, training for legacy, human resource capacity, and strong leadership to support volunteer programs and provide a strong foundation to leverage legacies post-event. Efforts can also be directed into capacity building, trust, rapport, and forging relationships with existing civil society organizations and municipal authorities that are best placed to understand local dynamics, contexts, and issues to sustain activity and benefit local communities. Finally, future Games hosts and civil society stakeholders should commit to and adhere to actions that follow principles of good governance, and social justice ethics to ensure the development of the sector.