Every week across the US, millions of people give up their time to volunteering, often coaching young people and adults in a sport or activity they love. Thanks to them, millions of us are able to enjoy and engage in activities we love.
Yet, despite all the brilliant work they do, the role of a volunteer is not an easy one. Hours of admin, a lack of appreciation, and funding are challenges a lot of volunteers struggle with - to the extent a significant amount of them report considering quitting.
What can be done to retain the local heroes that make activity possible? How can technology support sustainable volunteering? What models could be employed to better support funding needs? Whether you are a grassroots coach, a soccer mom, a professional athlete, a community volunteer, or an investor, join us in some conversations to explore how we can create sustainable volunteer societies. Let’s collaborate.
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