Volunteers are the life and soul of our sport, retaining them is vital

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Volunteers are more likely to stay within the hockey family if they have a Fun, Enjoyable and Rewarding experience. Create a Culture within your club or organisation where everyone Supports, Appreciates and Values your volunteers. Saying THANK YOU goes a long way! 

Research shows that sports volunteers are far more likely to quit than volunteers in other sectors – largely because they feel undervalued, unknown or they have had poor experiences. Providing a great experience will not only help keep volunteers within the hockey family, but they will also become your best ambassadors for recruiting volunteers in the future and help to create a volunteer culture within your organisation. 

Half of 16 to 25-year olds would rather volunteer in sport than in any other sector