Celebrating our Volunteers

As part of National Volunteer Week (NVW), GippSport would like to shine a light on the incredible contribution that volunteers play across the organization.

The theme for this year’s NVW is ‘Better Together’ and there is no doubt that we are better together thanks to the significant role that our volunteers play across the sporting landscape.

The week is a chance for all of us to celebrate and recognize the vital work of volunteers and to say, ‘thank you’.

Thank you for the countless hours that you put in. Thank you for the emotional investment you continue to give. Thank you for the financial and physical sacrifices you make in volunteering. Thank you for your selfless commitment to keeping our clubs, sports and organizations functional. Without you we simply would not be. Thank you. 

It’s true that volunteering comes with its own benefits and rewards including perks that can be social, mental, and physical health related, but underlying any personal gain is the fundamental element of giving.

Speaking about the week and the impact that volunteers have through our Regional Sport Assembly, Executive Officer of GippSport, Daniel Poynton, said that it was extremely important to highlight and recognize those that give so much.

“What a wonderful week this is, and an opportunity to really say thank you to all those who are so unselfish in giving pieces of themselves to community based sporting clubs and associations,” he said.

“It has been widely acknowledged that sport could not operate without our incredible volunteer workforce – they are the very heartbeat of the industry and allow us all to participate in the activities we love.

“So especially throughout National Volunteer Week we say thanks to all those that volunteer throughout the year. We appreciate and are grateful for everything that you do.”

For more information about National Volunteer Week, click HERE.

For more information about volunteering in sport, click HERE.


Sport Australia – Sport Volunteering Key Messages

  • Volunteering in sport is incredibly positive, enjoyable and rewarding. There are so many benefits; you can feel good, make new friends, learn new skills all whilst having fun.
  • Sport volunteering is for everyone, plus you can volunteer for something that suits your individual needs, interests and availability.
  • Thank you to the almost 3 million Australians who volunteer in sport, making a positive impact in sport in Australia.
  • Volunteering is participation, it is respected and recognised as a critical role in sport delivery.
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GippSport acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, The Bunurong Peoples, Gunaikurnai Peoples and other traditional owner groups of the Gippsland/East Gippsland Region.  We recognise their ongoing connection to the land, waters and community, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and the ongoing living culture of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

GippSport is committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and working in solidarity towards reconciliation.

GippSport – Gippsland Sports Assembly Inc.
PO Box 741, Traralgon, VIC, Australia 3844
Traralgon Sports Stadium, Catterick Cres, Traralgon