Episode 16 - The Power of Volunteers!


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Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).

With BBC Sports Personality of the Year celebrating our wonderful volunteers this weekend, we take a look at why these unsung heroes are so important across the sport and recreation sector.

We are joined by Sarah Webber, Outdoor and Adventure Project Co-ordinator at Girlguiding (@Girlguiding) and Chantel Scherer, Director of Marketing, Communications and Member Engagement at the Alliance (@ChantelScherer).

As an organisation with over 400,000 members, Girlguiding relies on an intricate network of supporters and volunteers. Sarah discusses their value and how they are kept engaged with central office.

We then take a look at the #BigThankYou campaign which accompanies Sports Personality of the Year and provides the platform for our community to share their stories and highlight their volunteering heroes who keep sport and recreation running.

Further Reading:

Volunteer Finder - https://doit.life/sport-and-recreation

Recruit, Retain and Reward Volunteers – https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/volunteering-recruit-and-retain

GIVERS research on value of volunteers - https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/volunteering-introducing-givers

Become a volunteer with Girlguiding – https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/

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