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This Girl Can publishes guide to recruiting female volunteers

A group of young women in an exercise class

The award-winning This Girl Can campaign has published guidance on how to boost female volunteer numbers in the sport and physical activity sector.

Marking Volunteers’ Week, the ‘Guide to recruit and retain female volunteers’ highlights key principles and learnings in how to avoid what Sport England has found is a common problem – attracting and retaining female volunteers.

A Sport England-funded project recently revealed that a key partner organisation was struggling in their female-only volunteer programme.

Further research found this organisation to not be alone in their troubles, as such they’ve worked with partners to collate best practice from across the sector about helping sport and physical activity organisations recruit and retain more women volunteers.