Without the support of tens of thousands of dedicated unpaid volunteers, many sports just wouldn't be able to take place. Volunteers are the grassroots lifeblood of sport yet they are often not given the support and resources they need to excel in their important roles. It's simple really - without volunteers there would be far less sport and sport would be less inclusive. Sports Hydrant strongly believes that volunteer organisations should be much more closely aligned with the corporate social responsibility programmes of the corporate sector through the use of technology and reward systems. Through our Evolve (TM) programme we are currently researching the most effective ways of delivering this into the sports sector.
Whether they're driving to-and-from the pool every morning or covering the action as a journalist at the Commonwealth Games, volunteers play a crucial role in supporting the sporting landscape in Australia. Sadly, too often volunteers are under-resourced and struggle to get the support to excel in their role. We're working to make sure that sporting volunteers are recognised for their efforts, rewarded for their contributions and empowered to keep our sporting landscape thriving.