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Analysis of barriers in sports volunteering

Vol. 11, No 4, 2018


Emília Krajňáková


Faculty of socio-economic relations, University of A.Dubček in Trenčín, 


Analysis of barriers in sports volunteering

Audrius Šimkus


Department of Management, Vytautas Magnus University,


Vaida Pilinkiene


School of Economics and Business, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Monika Grabowska


Wroclaw University of Economics, 









Abstract. Volunteering is an exclusive phenomenon that involves certain obligations in activities, which individuals choose completely on free will. One of the main components in volunteering is that people engage in community work, without receiving any compensation. Volunteering as a form of leisure relies on the fact that during activities individuals acquire certain experience. Research presented here shows the barriers which prevent the spread of volunteering as a form of leisure in sports sector. Barriers can be related to the nature of sports events and inappropriate volunteers appreciation. The barriers also relate to the lack of information, skills, or lack of financial costs, which are mostly related to travel and food. The identified barriers were evaluated in order to reveal which of them mainly prevent the spread of voluntary activities in the sports sector. The main barriers preventing spread of volunteering are inappropriate preparation of voluntary activities in sport organizations and volunteers’ age. Also important barriers are inappropriate volunteers’ appreciation and lack of information.



Received: September, 2018

1st Revision: October, 2018

Accepted: November, 2018


DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2018/11-4/18


JEL ClassificationJ42, J45

Keywordsvolunteering, volunteer, leisure, barriers, sports sector