Volunteers are central to sport at all levels, from mega-events to grassroots clubs. Sport Volunteering is a definitive guide to the issues associated with managing volunteers in sport.
The book focuses on the psychology of the voluntary experience, the challenges inherent in managing a volunteer workforce for not-for-profit and other groups, and the development of volunteers. It provides a perspective on the roles of volunteers in the development and delivery of sport in a range of contexts – events, clubs, associations and other non-profit groups – and explores important contemporary issues such as sustainability, diversity and the management of risk.
This book is essential reading for anybody studying sport volunteering or managing volunteers in sport, and a valuable resource for students of sport development, sport management, sport business, sport events, sport administration, sport policy, community sport, sport facilities, sport operations, event management or sport coaching.
1. Volunteers and sport
2. The impact of volunteers on sport
3. Government impacts on sport volunteers
4. The psychology of sport volunteering
5. Sport volunteering and diverse populations
6. Managing sport volunteers
7. Volunteer administrators
8. Volunteer officials
9. Volunteer coaches
10. Sport event volunteers
11. A sport volunteering research agenda
"Exceptionally well organized and presented, "Sport Volunteering" is essential reading for anyone studying sport volunteering or managing volunteers in sport" - Midwest Book Review