The WACA recognise volunteers are the life blood and are essential in delivering cricket which is fun, competitive, social and safe. However, like most sports there is a high turnover of volunteers with recruiting and retaining activities an ongoing demand on resources.
Though advances in technology are improving the collection and dissemination of information to volunteers, volunteering remains a ‘people, face to face game’.
Volunteers are increasingly more prepared to commit to a well-organised and professional organisation for a specific task and/or a finite period. To this end, the WACA has undertaken the development of a Volunteer Management Framework to assist affiliated Associations and Clubs enhance a volunteer’s experience and improve the volunteering.
It is acknowledged that a number of strategies and initiatives are already undertaken by Cricket Australia, the WACA, affiliated Associations and Clubs to recruit and retain volunteers.
DSR Workforce Development
Planning Framework Project
WACA Community Cricket Gap Analysis
·The ‘Strategy for Cricket in Western Australia
2012-2015’ contains 6 pillars that support the strategic direction of the
The pillars for the focus of the
DSR Workforce Development Planning Framework project is;
substantially and inspire WA’s next generation of players, fans and volunteers’
'Provide World class
leadership and Management and play a vital role in unifying WA and Australian
The key workforce development
issues are directly related to the management of the volunteer workforce
specifically around the Metropolitan Community Cricket Boards and the capacity
of the Game Development team to develop and implement initiatives and
strategies that will achieve the stated volunteer outcomes.