Sport NZ would like to say a huge thanks to the half a million New Zealand who do thousands of tough jobs in sport and recreation every week - just for the love of it. There are 41,000 people paid to work in sport in New Zealand, but 500,000 people working unpaid.
We've teamed up with Lotto and RSTs to recognise and reward the volunteers who make sport happen throughout New Zealand.
The partnership is all about acknowledging and supporting our wonderful sport volunteers nationwide – the sport makers who blow a whistle, coach, balance the books or help cook the sausages for the fundraising BBQ.
As part of the partnership, RSTs will be allocated some fantastic sporting merchandise to distribute to local sport makers (via planned initiatives they are running), in recognition of their contribution to sport.
For more information visit www.lottovolunteers.co.nz/sportmakers
Volunteers are a valuable resource in the sports sector. While about 41,000 people are paid to work in sport in New Zealand, it is estimated that another 500,000 people work unpaid. Without their hard work and effort at every level, many sports activities and events would not happen.
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Volunteers make a significant contribution to the sport and recreation sector in New Zealand. The sector is dependent on the unpaid labour of approximately 500,000 volunteers. This means that for every paid person there are eight volunteers.
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Each of the volunteers has had a major impact on their sports, clubs and sports stars in a variety of ways. We thank them for the fabulous work they continue to do.See the volunteers »