Speaker Leisa Donlan has has been involved in every type of committee role on more than 110 different committees and non-profit organisations .
Speaker Leisa Donlan has has been involved in every type of committee role on more than 110 different committees and non-profit organisations . Kim Ryan

Workshop on how to attract and manage volunteers next week

COMMUNITY and sporting groups can learn How to Manage Volunteers in the New Millennium at a workshop hosted by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

The workshop is free and will be held in the Fraser Room of the Hervey Bay Boat Club on Tuesday, May 28, from 6-9pm.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How to attract more volunteers
  • Correctly utilising your resources
  • Engaging with different demographics outside your club
  • The legal implications of having volunteers
  • How to draft and market successful club policies to your volunteers
  • Delegating workloads fairly among volunteers
  • How to recognise and reward your valued staff

Councillor for sport, recreation, open spaces and events Darren Everard said volunteers were an essential part of most sporting and community groups on the Fraser Coast.

"We have a loyal army of volunteers in this region and it's important that clubs know how to manage and reward their helpers," he said.

"People are becoming busier and working longer hours meaning the pool of available people to volunteer is becoming smaller.

"This workshop will help clubs and community groups attract new volunteers and manage their current staff more effectively and reward them for their hard work.

"I know from my personal experience planning and managing events that volunteers are vital and we would be lost without them."

Light refreshments will be provided.

Spaces are limited and bookings can be made by phoning Carole Bye on 1300 794 929 or emailing carole.bye@frasercoast.qld.gov.au 

About the host

  • Host Leisa Donlan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Association of Executives
  • She has more than 15 years' experience in the non-profit sector
  • During the past 20 years she has been involved in every type of committee role on more than 110 different committees and non-profit organisations including trade and industry groups, philanthropic and community organisations and sporting clubs


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