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VolunTEARS: What would Sport be like without us? A look at Volunteering in major sporting events

Participation Leaders Network In-Focus Seminar Series

Date:  27 March 2023

Presenters: Dr. Lindsey Reece, Australian Sports Commission, Dr. Sue Regan, Volunteering Australia, Shannan Gove, Rosterfy, Dr. Tracey Dickson, University of Canberra

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Hosted by Dr. Lindsey Reece (Australian Sports Commission) and Dr. Sue Regan (Volunteering Australia), during this online conversation we discussed the essential role volunteers play in enabling major sporting events.

We explored who is volunteering at major events, reasons why and how you can apply these learnings into future sport delivery and drive enhanced community outcomes.

Our speakers included:

  • Shannan Gove, Co-Founder of Rosterfy who presented data driven insights on volunteer demographics and roles from major sporting events such as the recent FIFA World Cup, ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup, 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup and more
  • Dr. Tracey Dickson, University of Canberra shared research on what motivates someone to volunteer at a major sporting event
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