Volunteers on the Rise

Volunteers are the backbone of our sport. They are essential, unique and invaluable to growing our sport and we rely heavily on volunteers to run clubs.

One of the biggest barriers to growing our sport is the lack of volunteers and so RYANI launched the Volunteers on the Rise programme in 2021.

RYANI along with RYA and home countries are working together to make sure we support our clubs to create a strong base of volunteers, & a sustainable volunteering culture.

VOR allows RYANI to gain valuable insight into club and volunteers. We can find out how to get volunteering right within our organisation by reviewing clubs current volunteer structure and find out how best we can support their needs through available resources, best practice support and successful case studies.

This programme will provide support within volunteer recruitment, training and promote volunteer opportunities so that the right volunteer will fill the right role. Working on our volunteers can break down the barriers and allow our sport to grow even more.

Clubs keen on hearing more? Contact Lisa.mccaffrey@rya.org.uk

Volunteers interested in learning more about volunteering at our clubs please contact lisa.mccaffrey@rya.org.uk


Workshop Programme

  1. The New Environment, Volunteer Now, 16th February 2021
    Volunteer Now will be delivering this new workshop designed on the 'New Environment' that we are setting sail in. outlining how to Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers (Tailored to RYANI needs)

  2. Governance Support Training, NICVA, 23rd March 2021
    This session is specifically designed for those who are newly elected/appointed onto the committee/board of a charitable organisation (charity trustees). It will also be of interest to those charity trustees (committee members/directors) who wish to understand more about their role on the committee/board and what is expected of them.