Running your Club

Volunteer Management

The National Volunteering Strategy recognises the outstanding work that volunteers do for cricket.

Australian cricket recognises the significant contribution volunteers make to clubs and associations. Without volunteer involvement at all levels of the game many clubs and associations would not exist.

Cricket Australia seeks to lead by example and encourages everyone in cricket to adopt the best practice approach to volunteer involvement. It is only by recruiting new volunteers, retaining volunteers and publicly recognising the enormous contribution of volunteers that we strengthen our game and further our vision of being Australia’s favourite sport.

Volunteer Management Framework

The Volunteer Management Framework is designed for Australian Cricket Clubs and Associations to organise and assist volunteers. The Framework outlines information that Clubs will need to know about with respect to Recruitment, Place, Induction, Training, Supervision, Recognition and Succession Planning.

Cricket Australia encourages every Club and Association to have a Volunteer Management Action Plan. You can easily create one by editing the template available for download.

National Volunteer Management Framework.pdf (3.3 MB)

National Volunteer Management Action Plan.pdf (1.6 MB)

National Volunteer Management Action Plan Template.docx (6 MB)

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience for an individual. Some benefits include:

  • Skill acquisition — communication skills, leadership skills etc.
  • Meeting new people
  • Experiencing new challenges
  • Personal & professional development and/or training
  • Confidence
  • The ability to explore different sorts of career or job opportunities in a voluntary capacity.