Volunteer motives and retention in community sport: A study of Australian rugby clubs

Volunteering Australia
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Australian Journal on Volunteering, 2008, 13 (2), pp. 40 - 48
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The retention of volunteers has been identified as a significant organisational challenge for community sport organisations. However, little is known about the relationship between volunteer motives and their intentions to remain with an organisation. In this study, 402 volunteers from community rugby clubs were surveyed about their motivations to volunteer and intention to remain as volunteers. The results indicate that while volunteer motivations are primarily based on altruistic values, intentions of volunteers to remain with their club are only moderately affected by these motives.
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