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Youth sports volunteer

Make Volunteering Easy!


As all administrators know, volunteers are the lifeblood of youth sports organizations. Without them, it would be impossible for many organizations to survive.

With the Fall season fast approaching, now is a crucial time for recruiting new volunteers to help operations run smoothly.

Unfortunately, from visiting some youth sports websites, a potential volunteer would have no idea what’s needed or how to sign up.

This morning, I visited a small sample of 15 youth sports websites across a number of sports. All told, only three had information for volunteers readily available – and only one of those three was up-to-date with information for this season.

Why? Had they reached their capacity for volunteers this season (doubtful) … or did they unintentionally omit this important information (more likely)?

Recruiting volunteers is hard. Don’t make it even harder.

Make volunteer info & registration easy to find on your site!

Post contact information for people to ask questions!

Explain what’s in it for them – why should they volunteer?

With these changes, you’ll be on your way to a more successful volunteer recruitment period. Best of luck this season!

Kris Baker

Kris Baker is the President of Demosphere and has been serving the Youth Sports Community since 2006.