This questionnaire was developed in collaboration between the Olympic Committee of Portugal, the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Save the Dream, as part of a European project co-financed by the European Union's Erasmus + Programme, called "Empowering Youth Volunteers through Sport in the Mediterranean Region", whose ultimate objective is to develop a best practices guide on volunteering for social inclusion through sport.

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* 1. Name of the organisation

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* 2. Country

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* 3. Type of organisation

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* 4. In regard to the experience in your organisation with volunteers in sport , please describe:

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* 5. In terms of methodology of the identified best practice(s), please describe: 

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* 6. What are the concrete results achieved thanks to the involvement of volunteers, in terms of:

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* 7. In terms of the lessons learnt with regard to the involvement of volunteers:

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* 8. How have the results benefited the target group(s)? If possible, provide evidence to support your answer (links, videos, statements or similar)

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* 9. Mention any other best practice you know about the use of volunteers in sport-related projects and share any material or link to access this (if any). If not available, please share any other best practice you know even if not related to sport

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* 10. How does your organisation promote or advertise volunteering opportunities?

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* 11. Approximately how many workers have your organisation? (NB Workers, in this context, are people that work in the organisation, whether they are paid or not, including volunteers)

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* 12. Approximately, how many volunteers are currently involved in your organisation? (NB Volunteers are people doing anything for the organisation, other than playing, for which they receive no payment other than expenses)

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* 13. What is the average number of hours, per week, that volunteers work in your organisation?

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* 14. How has been the trend of this balance over the past 10 (ten) years?

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* 15. Please specify your organisation's target group regarding the recruitment of volunteers from the following

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* 16. Does your organisation have specific policies in place to mainstream gender in regard to volunteering initiatives?

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* 17. Does your organisation have specific policies in place to recruit people with disabilities in regard to volunteering initiatives?

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* 18. What is the status of your organisation's volunteers?

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* 19. What is the main background of your organisation's volunteers?

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* 20. What sort of activities are carried out by volunteers in your organisation? (Choose more than one, if applicable)

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* 21. Is the knowledge of foreign languages important for the recruitment of volunteers in your organisation?

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* 22. Are there specific roles/positions for which it is particularly difficult to involve volunteers in your organisation?

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* 23. What type of training does your organisation provide to their volunteers?

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* 24. Does the training provided include topics dedicated to ethics, respect of diversity and promotion of inter-cultural dialogue?

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* 25. Are there any incentives to become a volunteer in your organisation?

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* 26. Does your organisation have a person with a formally designated role of coordinating the activities for volunteers?

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* 27. Does your organisation have specific measures in place (e.g. a volunteer strategy) covering the recruitment of volunteers, including a formally designated role of coordinating the activities of volunteers?

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* 28. Does your organisation have specific measures in place covering the retention of volunteers?

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* 29. Does your organisation have specific measures in place covering succession / replacement of volunteers?

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* 30. Does your organisation engage volunteers from different countries?
Scale from 0 to 100

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* 31. Has there been a change in the amount of time individual volunteers dedicate per month/week to your organisation (past ten years)?

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* 32. Has there been a change in the length of time volunteers stay in your organisation (past ten years)?

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* 33. What you consider is the main reason for the changes mentioned in the previous questions?

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* 34. What are the key issues currently faced by your organisation in relation to volunteering? Please select and rate the following issues in terms of importance with 1 (left) = not very important and 5 (right) = very important

 
Attracting new volunteers
Lack of volunteers to fulfill certain tasks
Lack of qualified volunteers
Retaining volunteers in the long term/regular commitment
Succession planning / Replacement of managers/club leaders
Sustainable funding insurance and protection of volunteers
Risks of litigation
Legal framework
Tax regime
Infrastructure
Lack of information and data
Other

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* 35. According to your experience, what are the main barriers that sport volunteers face? Please select and rate the following factors in terms of importance with 1 (left) = not very important and 5 (right) = very important

 
Lack of time
Demands of full/part time job
Lack of information/awareness
Lack of support/volunteering structure
Bureaucracy
Legislation
Lack of training/mentoring
Lack of recognition/appreciation/awards
Costs/expenses
Barriers to get involved into the management of sport organisations
Tradition/society
Amount of responsibility
Poor organisation management
Other

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* 36. What would make volunteering in sport easier in your country? Please select and rate the following factors in terms of importance with 1 (left) = not very important and 5 (right) = very important

 
Changes in the regulatory framework
Insurance and protection for volunteers
Human resource management to attract, support and retain volunteers
Creating time for volunteering
Reward system / incentives
Funding and resources
Information / Awareness campaigns
Recognising volunteers (e.g. validating skills)
Reducing bureaucracy
Training / educational programmes supporting sport volunteers
Reducing costs/expenses
Better succession planning
Professionalization of clubs to support volunteers (e.g. recruitment of skilled volunteers/skilled staff)
Organisations / structures to support volunteering in sport (e.g. facilitate cooperation)
Information and data collection
Better infrastructure
Exchange of best practices with other countries or with other sectors
Mobility schemes
Other

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* 37. In your country, are there any government incentives for organisations to accept volunteers?

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* 38. Is there any specific benefit from a tax regime, tax exemptions, volunteer grants or reduced rates applying to organisations with volunteers in general?

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* 39. Are there any specific legislation, regulations and policies for the promotion and/or engagement of volunteers in sport organisations in your country?

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* 40. Please identify the main challenge(s) that your organisation encounters in regard to the development of sport volunteerism? (Choose more than one, if applicable)

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* 41. Please use this space to provide any recommendation you may have on how sport volunteerism could strengthen future employability and inter-cultural dialogue

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