Objectives

In the EU study (2010) “Volunteering in the European Union” many challenges are detected for the voluntary sports sector. One of these is the declining interest in volunteer activity in Europe. However, volunteers are the driving and stimulating force behind the many voluntary associations as we know them in the sports sector, such as sports clubs. There are many different kinds of voluntary activity such as board members and coaches.

The goal of this project is to create a transnational project that fosters exchanges of best practices regarding legal, fiscal, administrative, funding-related and other relevant aspects of managing voluntary sports clubs within the EU by voluntary board members. These voluntary board members not only have to manage the organization, they also have to do volunteer management of the other volunteers (trainers, occasional volunteers,…). The exchange of these best practices will lead to new ideas, new tools and new initiatives to support these volunteers. By doing so, we will be able to change the declining interest of european citizens to engage volunteer activities. By offering management and administrative support to board members of sports clubs and acknowledging their indispensable efforts, the profession of becoming a volunteer board member should be upgraded.

Dynamo Project is an unique project within Flanders and Belgium. Since the lack of volunteering is internationally acknowledged, sharing and discussing expertise with other EU members responsible for these topics is necessary to offer solutions for these problems. The goal of this project « Promoting and securing volunteering in sport » is to create a transnational project that fosters the exchange of best practices regarding legal, fiscal, administrative, funding-related and other relevant aspects of voluntary board member activity in sports clubs within the EU. The exchange of these best practices will lead to new ideas, new tools and new initiatives to support board members in their volunteer activities. By doing so, we will be able to change the declining propeller of the bad image that volunteering nowadays has. By offering management and administrative support to board members of sports clubs and acknowledging their indispensable efforts, the profession of becoming a volunteer board member should be upgraded.

Desired Direct Impacts:

  • A greater sense of “EU citizenship” amongst all participants
  • Sustainability of efficient and effective management support of volunteer European sports clubs
  • Promoting volunteering in sports clubs
  • Decreasing the amount of drop-out of volunteers in sports clubs
  • Recommendations for implementing a sustainable european platform for management support of board members of sports clubs in Europe.

 

Practical Working Results:

  • The opportunity to apply the typology questionnaire developed by the leading partner in the European union
  • Development of European network relationships with a focus on management support of sports
  • Development of project website with information and practical guidelines
  • Development of the final report



 

 

 

 

 

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