Check out these resources to help your sports and recreation organization recruit and train volunteers. You’ll also find tips for connecting with volunteers in the community.
Bénévoles d’affaires (in French)
Bank of candidates who are interested in volunteering for sports organizations. Service to match volunteers with organizations.
Centre d’action bénévole de Montréal (in French)
Recruitment services for member organizations.
Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal (in French)
Creates networks. Organizes meetings with potential volunteers and organizations looking for volunteers.
Conseil québécois du loisir (in French)
“Info-Bénévolat” French-language electronic newsletter. Offers training for volunteers through the Réseau québécois de ressources en formation.
Observatoire québécois du loisir (in French)
Portal for volunteer managers. Short and succinct information sheets to help train volunteers.
Réseau de l’action bénévole du Québec (in French)
Volunteer action toolkit.
Sport et Loisir de l’Île de Montréal (in French)
Regional training sessions, both for organizations’ employees and volunteers.
Tips for promoting your organization to volunteers
To get potential volunteers interested in your organization, you need to put forward a professional image.
- Make sure your promotional materials are concise and present an attractive portrait of your organization, a profile of the volunteers you are looking for and what tasks they will be carrying out.
- Let nearby organizations know what you’re looking for.
- Distribute your promotional materials on your Web site, on your borough’s Web site, in community organizations’ newsletters, in the local newspaper, in parish bulletins, in public places and in neighbourhood schools.
- Make sure your organization participates in community events, which will help you develop close ties with other community organizations and their network of volunteers.
- Put some of your brochures in information booths.
- Contact nearby colleges and universities to recruit students in your field as interns or volunteers. This gives them the chance to get real-world experience in their field of study.