Volunteers are the lifeblood of any organisation. They are the key part of the success or otherwise of our clubs and associations and they do their jobs without fuss or fanfare, with recognition furthest from their minds.
We know that volunteerism is changing in the 21st Century.
Volunteers want to know exactly what they are in for before making a commitment.
Successful clubs are able to cater for this change with clearly defined role descriptions in order to make the task of recruiting and retaining volunteers that much easier.
While our volunteers do not seek recognition, when the opportunity arises clubs should be taking this chance to make their volunteers feel good about the work they do and know the club is supporting them in every way.
Volleyball Horsham members Kara Johnson and Tim Popple are perfect examples of volunteers who go about their business with a minimum of fuss, and gain the respect of those they give their time so freely, to ensure they are enjoying what they are doing.
Both won recognition at a recent Volleyball Victoria annual meeting when they were awarded Volunteer Achievement Awards for their support to Volleyball Horsham.
What makes Tim and Kara’s efforts all the more special is they are still active players in the association, as well as academy coaches and executive committee members.
It was a no brainer to nominate both of them for their awards because of their tireless support and work they do for the association right across the board. It is volunteers such as Tim and Kara who make Volleyball Horsham as strong as what it is today, and on behalf of everyone associated with volleyball we thank them.
AWARDS: Volleyball Horsham’s Kara Johnson and Tim Popple.