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Our CEO and Founder was a Guest Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, invited by Ms.Ilina Arsova.The topic of her lecture was “Sports Volunteering Management at Sports Mega Events,” focusing on Olympic Volunteering.Her vast knowledge and experience hopefully contribute to the students for better understanding of sports volunteering management.
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
A few hours before London 2012’s 10 year anniversary, our team member Dr.Niki Koutrou with Mike Duignan explore why the promised Volunteering Legacy failed to materialise!
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.
Nada Rochevska in the capacity of NR Sports Volunteering Solutions presented the subject „Volunteerism at the Olympics“ as a Guest Speaker atInternational Pre Olympics Web Series 2021 on “Sports, Science and Society: Instilling Olympic Spirit”organised by „Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies“ together with the „Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports“ -Goverment of…
This month the CEO of Sport Volunteering Solutions, Nada Rochevska gave an interview to medium.com and journalist John Cunningham. “Nada Rochevska led language services during the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She has been a part of many Olympics, both Winter, and Summer, since her first experience at the Lillehammer Youth Olympics in 2016.…
Daniela Negreda, a Brazilian-Portuguese Senior Marketing Leader, brings her broad Marketing and Business Development knowledge to NR Sports Volunteering as Consultant with more than 20 years of Marketing experience in both the corporate and sport industry. Daniela worked for Kimberly-Clark Corporation for 13 years in different Marketing roles and countries before joining the International Olympic…
NR Sports Volunteering solutions is proud to be a major consultant for sports volunteering management in the “V4Volunteering” Project, created by Yellow Shirts Association from Baia Mare, Romania. V4Volunteering” Project is an international project funded by the European Union to increase the number of sports volunteers and empower the sport volunteering culture. The main activities…