Karen Arnold 31 st March 2011, Cardiff DELIVERING THE COACHING AND VOLUNTEERING STRATEGY HAVE YOU GOT THE RIGHT TOOLS?
Workshop Outcomes Review the National Coaching and Volunteering strategy 2010- 2016 Recognise the key factors highlighted by the research Identify the issues and challenges within the four implementation areas of the strategy (recruit, train, deploy, retain) Discuss and develop ideas and solutions to drive the strategy forwards Identify the skills needed to work effectively within volunteer development Develop and action plan to actively develop and support volunteers
Volunteer Roles True/ False Horse Cooler Chaperone Bum Spotter Pool Sheet collector Screen Team Member Windows Team Member
Volunteer Roles True! Horse Cooler – True, provide fast response horse cooling units around cross country course Chaperone – True, Escorts athletes from th field of play and controls/ manages entry and exit Bum Spotter – True, Used during PARA, ensures that the players buttocks remain seated Pool Sheet Collector – True, Collecting the pool sheets from each piste at the end of each fencing round Screen Team Member – True, provide privacy for injured horses Windows Team Member – True, technical specialist for Microsoft Windows
Strategy Aspirations Double the number of coaches and volunteers Coaches and volunteers qualified to a level appropriate for their role Every newly deployed coach is deployed Coaches and volunteers to be valued and have access to CPD
People usually ‘fall into’ coaching/volunteering Recommendation: Sport Wales’ activity to strengthen the coaching and volunteering base should be locally-focused, supporting clubs and centres to recruit and support more volunteers and coaches.
More volunteers and coaches……. So What??? Why???
Uniting a Proud Sporting Nation Every child hooked on sport for life A nation of champions Everyones a winner
Volunteers – The Value Vol roleTimeHours/monthMonthly value Junior coach12 hours/week (3 sessions) 48£480 Social sec2 hours/week8£80 Secretary2 hours/day65£650 Chair1 hour/day28£280 Match ref6 hours/weekend24£240 Junior org6 hours/week24£240 Man Cttee1 meeting/month x10 20£200 Total217 x12 = 2604 per year £2,170 x12 = £26,040 per year
Volunteers – The value Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.
Qualitative research: four routes into volunteering Sports volunteering in Wales StudentsActive parents Looking for experience and development opportunities that come with ‘volunteering’ (usually coaching). The only type that proactively seeks out opportunities to volunteer/coach. A volunteer base or future workforce? A parent whose child is involved in an activity, and is already on the sidelines. Gets involved because the club/class expresses a need. Sport loversSkilled volunteers Someone with a passion for their particular sport and has an existing involvement in a club/class. They get involved as they become older, can no longer participate/compete or have reached a certain level of expertise. Someone with skills that the club needs (e.g. administration, accounting, driving). Usually hear about the club’s need through friends or family and respond to that need. Source: Sports Volunteering in Wales research project. Base: all adults aged 15 and above in Wales
Uniting a Proud Sporting Nation People usually ‘fall into’ volunteering Most don’t proactively seek opportunities, even when they are interested in volunteering Students are the only proactive “type” Roped into’ supporting activities that they already had some involvement in Opportunities arise within clubs/classes and existing social networks People are most likely to respond to a specific need expressed to them directly in their local community
Building local capacity Recommendation: Sport Wales’ approach to working with clubs and centres should build on the organic model, making it easier for people to ‘fall into’ volunteering. This should include support to: – Identify their needs for coaches and volunteers – Develop a clear strategy for strengthening the volunteer base – Define and describe (and break up) roles, skills needed and time commitments more clearly – Build confidence in asking for help –materials to support this? – Provide appropriate support for coaches and volunteers, including developing local networks where wanted – Build links with schools and other partner organisations
Implementation areas Recruit … for what? Train … for what? Deploy … for what? Retain … for what?
Strategy Aspirations & Local Implementation Double the number of coaches and volunteers Coaches and volunteers qualified to a level appropriate for their role Every newly deployed coach is deployed Coaches and volunteers to be valued and have access to CPD Issues and Challenges ………………
Strategy Aspirations & Local Implementation Double the number of coaches and volunteers Coaches and volunteers qualified to a level appropriate for their role Every newly deployed coach is deployed Coaches and volunteers to be valued and have access to CPD Issues and Challenges Solutions Ideas Resources
Voluteer Yes/ No? Would you: Use £75 worth of fuel Drive for 12 hours (over 4 days) Provide 18 hours volunteer time (over 4 days) If we provide: Training A T Shirt A Lanyard A Pin Badge A Thank You
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