The FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission took part last week in the 3rd Annual Sport Volunteering Conference organised by the Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester, UK). The theme of the conference this year was “The Importance of Strategy”.
In 2017, the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission is focusing on volunteers in motorcycling and in finding ways to attract more women into volunteering. At the moment many national federations suffer from the difficulty of finding volunteers. However, women are a largely untapped pool that could provide a valuable workforce for events. Therefore, the CFM has decided to concentrate on this issue.
The 3rd Sport Volunteering Conference encompassed the specifics of volunteering in various sports and underlined the importance and impact of strategy. The event brought together sector experts who shared their key data, research and insights as well as a range of practical advice on how to navigate the complex landscapes of volunteering.
With all these interesting inputs from experts, the CFM will continue its efforts to promote volunteering possibilities through its network and share stories from existing female volunteers. The commission will also look out for concrete tools to help the national federations to attract new volunteers, reward them and ensure that this volunteering experience is beneficial for both parties.
“Taking part in this conference was very profitable for the commission. Thanks to the new contacts we established during the event we are now starting to explore ways to make use of existing volunteering platforms that could take recruitment of volunteers to the next level”, says CFM Commission Coordinator Anne-Laure Rey, who is also in charge of the FIM Digital Academy project.