England Athletics have created this Volunteer Toolkit as a useful reference tool for clubs. It includes top tips and resources for recruiting, retaining and recognising volunteers, plus links to useful partners and organisations. Templates of all the resources listed within this toolkit can be downloaded and tailored to your club’s specific needs.
The resources below can be downloaded for your own use; you can also access useful links on other websites.
For a list of useful websites, click here.
Course promotion resources
We also have downloadable resources to help you enable people to identify the correct qualification for them and tell them about courses in your area. This is hosted at www.englandathletics.org/coursepromotion
The Volunteer Toolkit
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|Volunteer Application Form||An application for new volunteers. This should be available for members to fill out in a club.||Download||Download|
|Volunteer Induction Checklist||A checklist of ideas to include in volunteer inductions.||Download||Download|
|Volunteer Recruitment Poster||
A generic poster to be used to recruit volunteers. There is a pdf version available and also a word version that can be edited and printed.
|Student Recruitment Poster||
A poster designed specifically to recruit student volunteers. There is a pdf version available and also a word version that can be edited and printed.
|Role Advertisement||A template role advert. The advert is editable and can be printed once completed. Club can use this resource to advertise specific volunteer roles both in the club and externally. There are two versions of the template, clubs should use whichever one suits their target audience and club.||--|
|Know Your Club||A template of all the roles within a club, you can add in the names and contact details of each person.||Download||Download|
|Multiple Role Description||A template for role descriptions of volunteers in clubs. Clubs should display on notice board and email to members to promote to improve communications.||Download|
|Volunteer Role Brief||Individual role description for volunteer. This resource will give the club and volunteer something to refer to and help guide the work of the volunteer.||Download|
|Volunteer Progress Review||A form to help review the progress of volunteers. Club should use this as a starting point to reviewing volunteer’s progress and their needs.||Download||Download|
|Volunteer of Month Award||A template certificate for clubs and networks to reward volunteers with. The certificate is editable and can printed out once completed. Club could also send an electronic version to members||Download||--|
|Young Volunteer of Month Award||A template certificate for clubs and networks to reward volunteers with. The certificate is editable and can printed out once completed. Club could also send an electronic version to members.||Download||--|