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Riverland sports clubs battle volunteer shortage, as basketball president calls for more sharing

Every week in South Australia’s Riverland, hundreds of players young and old take to local basketball courts in what is arguably the most popular summer sport in the region.

Behind the scenes though, the competition’s clubs are experiencing the same problems facing sports and community organisations everywhere — a lack of volunteers.

Volunteer numbers across Australia are falling, with a 19 per cent drop in people donating their time to charities and community organisations recorded in the latest census.

Busier lifestyles mean the average person is now more time poor than in the past, leaving fewer hours to be donated to the local…

Read more at www.abc.net.au

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