Be ‘new­bie’-friendly to at­tract vol­un­teers

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By LOU BEER

you know it will be done, and it will be done right . . . right? Trust me, no­body will do it as well as you, but how­ever they do it will be just fine.

If you re­ally want people to help, stand back and let it hap­pen. No­body likes (or helps) a mar­tyr.

Do you recog­nise and value vol­un­teer con­tri­bu­tions?

If you’ve been on a com­mit­tee for decades, it’s easy to ac­cept your role as a ‘‘thank­less task’’, and as a re­sult, it’s easy to for­get to thanks oth­ers.

Vol­un­teers ( es­pe­cially new vol­un­teers) need to know that what they do re­ally does make a dif­fer­ence, and that their con­tri­bu­tion is val­ued.

Just be­cause you think they SHOULD help out, doesn’t mean they ac­tu­ally HAVE to. Up­com­ing cour­ses: Be­gin­ner Coach­ing Course: May 6, 6.30pm, Mor­rinsville Events Cen­tre – a great con­fi­dence builder for new or in­ex­pe­ri­enced coaches: FREE reg­is­ter at loub@sport­

Ef­fec­tive Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in Coach­ing: May 26, 6.30pm Brian Perry Sports House, Hamil­ton, $5 RSVP to Mark 07 858 5388

Lou Beer

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