Volunteer recruitment, retention & recognition

Recruit & retain volunteers

Volunteer Roles - club

Club Volunteer Induction checklist 

Development of Volunteers

Sport England Club Matters provides FREE resoources, tools & learning opportuities 

Sucession Planning guide & Matrix

Rugby Leaders Network 

CB role descriptors

CB Succession Planning - guide

Diversity & Inclusion resources

Recognising volunteers


There are a range of local, regional, and national external awards to recognise volunteers and it’s worth considering promoting and nominating for these also.

Look out for local awards run by Active Partnerships, the local BBC or local newspapers who may advertise local sports or community hero awards. 


Some of the key national volunteer awards are listed below:

Sports Personality of the Year (Unsung Heroes)

Points of Light

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Sport and Recreation Alliance Awards


Volunteers Week (which takes place from the 1st – 7 th June) is another great opportunity recognise volunteers and say thank you for all of the work that they do.