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    The City of Geneva is committed to promoting volunteer work in the field of sport | City of Geneva

    From Wednesday 6 September, the City of Geneva will launch a poster campaign in the streets of Geneva to promote and highlight volunteer work in the field of sport. The three visuals used (see below) will also be displayed in the City’s sports facilities.

    Volunteer work plays a pivotal role in our society, and in particular in the world of sport. In Geneva and elsewhere, it makes a major contribution to the quality and organization of sports activities and to different sports-related events.

    Support for clubs and associations in recruiting volunteer staff

    Support for clubs and associations in recruiting volunteers is actually part of the sports blueprint 2022-2030 defined by Executive Councilor Marie Barbey-Chpuis. “Without volunteers, there would be no Course de l’Escalade or Geneva Marathon, and no popular sporting event,” states the magistrate responsible for the Department of Security and Sport (DSSP). “It is essential to help the 800 sports clubs in Geneva to maintain their pool of volunteers by developing an incentive system,” stresses Marie-Barbey-Chpuis.

    sports volunteer work festival

    In addition to a promotional campaign, the DSSP organized the first sports volunteer work festival last December in partnership with the association Genève Bénévolat. The aim of this first edition, which brought together 450 volunteers, was to thank, promote and show recognition to the sports volunteers working in the different sports associations in Geneva. A second, similar event will take place on 13 December 2023.

    Volunteer training

    Volunteer training also plays an incentive role. While the acquisition of new skills benefits the clubs, it also allows volunteers to develop skills and know-how which may prove useful in an extra-sporting context.

    Future “House of Sport”

    On this topic, the opening of the future “House of Sport” – currently under construction close to the Bois-des-Frères sports center – is a keenly awaited event. Funded by the City of Geneva, this facility will be made available to associations and clubs in Geneva with a view to creating synergies within the world of sport.

    This “Maison du Sport” will provide a range of services with the aim of resource pooling for the sports associations under one roof (training, secretariat, communication, etc.), as well as enabling volunteers to share ideas and receive training.

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