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Identifying better practice for volunteer management in community sport organisations.

Project Member(s): Darcy, S., Taylor, T.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australian Rugby Union (Australian Rugby Union Partner Funds)

Start year: 2004

Summary: This project will: (i) research the approaches of community sport organisations (CSOs) to volunteer management and retention; (ii) investigate how volunteers' motivations, commitment, and behaviour influence their intention to continue involvement in CSOs; and, (iii) generate innovative solutions for the problem of volunteer retention in CSOs. The study will both contribute to research knowledge as well as understanding of the association between organisational practices and volunteer requirements. It will assist CSOs and policy makers to identify how best to increase volunteer retention levels and contribute substantially to developing a theory of volunteer retention that will enhance the sustainability of Australian sport organisations.

FOR Codes: Human Geography