Volunteers are the lifeblood of cricket and there are many opportunities to volunteer in the sport. It is important for a club or association to understand the differing roles that a volunteer can hold.
A job description gives the volunteer guidance and a clear understanding of what is involved in carrying out their assigned responsibilities. Volunteers need to know exactly what is required of them and in turn, the club or association needs to be aware of the tasks being carried out by its volunteers.
It is critical that a club or association ensures that it has a written job description for each position. Generally this is the responsibility of the volunteer coordinator.
When writing a job description, include all of the duties and responsibilities that the volunteer will be involved in, no matter how small or mundane the task. Also include time requirements for each role as this allows volunteers to identify whether or mot they have enough free time for the role.
In addition, by clubs and associations should annually update office bearers on its MyCricket account. To update office bearers: login to MyCricket > set mode to organisation > click office bearers in the organisation tab > edit office bearers > apply changes.
Cricket Australia has provided templates for various volunteer roles, outlining skills required and key roles and responsibilities.