Many volunteer driven organizations around the world are now facing a challenge to re-engage and reconnect with their volunteer workforce after an extended off season. 


Footy club volunteers give countless hours each week, month, and year organising player recruitment, sponsorship, uniforms, club functions, playing equipment, coaching sessions, canteens, match day co-ordination and plenty more behind the scenes. Many volunteers take on multiple roles to ensure that all club functions are covered for the benefit of club members.

Here are some quick tips:

1. Communication - Now is the perfect time to reconnect and consider what can we do for our volunteers.

2. Training & Induction - Using 2021 to reset your clubs training and induction process will help them to achieve and maintain satisfaction in their roles.

3. Have some Fun! - Aim to provide opportunities, both digitally and in person with committee, parents and volunteers to help people to feel connected and part of something bigger. 

AFL Clubs run off the mates, the passion, the connections, so leverage these to create an engaging atmosphere for your returning (and new!) volunteers, making it easy for them to jump back on the field. 

Helpful links

Tips for Volunteer Retention - When looking at volunteer retention, it’s important to understand why someone might volunteer for your club to ensure volunteering is attractive and fulfilling as possible.

Volunteer Recognition - Most volunteers don’t volunteer for the recognition, however, never underestimate the power of a “thank you”.

Volunteer Australia – 101 ways to recognise your volunteers

TOYOTA Club Help - Club Management - There are many tasks and requirements for the committee to complete prior, during and post season. This section has been designed to help navigate those requirements.