Chittering residents recently had the opportunity to attend an “Attracting Young Volunteers and Members” workshop held by the Shire of Chittering in conjunction with Volunteering WA.
The workshop was held as a response to advice from many local sporting clubs and community groups that they are finding it hard to attract new and younger volunteers.
Volunteering WA have found through research that having a general understanding of what makes each generation tick, provides valuable insights into how you can best attract and maintain the interests of new members.
The attendees giggled as they reflected on the quirks of their own generation and the common assumptions of the ‘other’ generations. This generated interesting discussion on simple ways that a slightly different approach could be adopted to recruiting volunteers. The realisation was that this could be easily achieved if more clubs / groups were aware of the differences in how each of the generations tick.
Apart from walking away with some valuable insights into the different generations (see attached poster) the attendees have an understanding of how they can utilise this knowledge to attract and retain volunteers from each of the generations.
If you, or your club / group, missed the opportunity to attend you are encouraged to contact Lisa Kay, Community and Club Development Officer, at the Shire to discuss the resources available to local clubs / groups and to express your interest in attending a further workshop on the same topic later in the year.
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