Become more Welcoming

Welcoming Strategies

The following simple actions can make all the difference to people coming to your club for the first time. Having welcoming actions in place also says a great deal about your club's interest in inclusion. Practical resources to make implementation easier can be found using the links below:

 Other ideas:
  • Holding a welcome to new members, volunteers and sponsor social function e.g. afternoon tea
  • For club functions have a number of "Meet and Greet" officers on hand to introduce people to other members and to look out for anyone who looks alone, displaced and go to talk to them
  • Establishing a mentoring system for new volunteers, committee members
  • Team new members up with someone who can support them and show them the ropes
  • Placing an official welcome to newcomers in the club newsletter, and or website
  • Emailing new members to welcome them personally
  • Developing a club postcard to send to new members
  • Have the Welcoming Officer follow up anyone who fails to show up without explanation to make sure everything is OK
  • Develop club apparel that people can purchase to build an affiliation with the club