Reward volunteers

Once you have recruited, appointed and inducted your volunteers, it is very important that all your hard work does not go to waste.

Managing and retaining your volunteers will lead to greater stability, better team work and increased development opportunities for your club. The more volunteers you can keep the less time and energy you have to spend on recruiting new ones.

Do your players actually know what work is needed to make a competition happen? Are your supporters aware of what makes the club survive?

Most volunteers say that they do not expect to be thanked or rewarded for their involvement because they enjoy it.

However, it is likely that those same people would appreciate the work that they are doing being acknowledged and thanked for it or you could nominate them for a local or national award such as the Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs).

Watch our video from the NatWest OSCAs 2012

Cricket's volunteers are praised by stars