Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

Your time, enthusiasm and skills will help us to better deliver our programs and services to more people with a disability and minimise costs.

Download the volunteer fact sheet.

Download the Membership Application Form.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to have fun, learn new skills, share your talents, meet new people and help others.

No experience is required for most volunteer roles. We provide training if required to ensure you have a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

How can you help?

  • Sports programs and events – coaching, sports training, one-off events, team staff, umpire/referee, sports subcommittees or assisting with regular sports programs
  • Drivers – transport people and equipment for sport and recreation activities
  • Gym/fitness – assist people with their workouts and personal fitness goals
  • Public relations – marketing/media skills, photography
  • Administration – filing, data entry, typing, mailouts and other general office tasks
  • Disability education – help us raise awareness and understanding about sport and active recreation for people with a disability
  • Fundraising – assisting with promotional fundraising events and minor art unions

There are also opportunities to volunteer as part of student practicum and work experience.

If you are interested in volunteering with us in 2017, please complete a Membership Application Form to register your interest.

Please note: A Positive Notice Blue Card or Working with Children check is a requirement of all volunteer positions.

For more information on volunteering opportunities, contact Susan Solakovic on (07) 3253 3333 or email careers@sportingwheelies.org.au

Photo of a student volunteer at a goalball event

Current volunteer opportunities

 

This event will see some of Australia’s top Powerlifting athletes compete in intense competition. This is your opportunity to see the action up close, while helping the event to run smoothly. The following volunteer positions are available: Manual Scoresheet Attendant, Electronic Scoresheet Attendant, Scoreboard Recorder, Spotter/Loaders, Announcer, Photographer with own camera.

Location: The Gym, Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association, 60 Edmondstone Rd, Bowen Hills 4006.
Date: Saturday 27 May 2017
Time: 10am to 2pm
Training: 10am to 11am
Register your interest: please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and return it to susans@sportingwheelies.org.au by Friday, 12 May 2017.


The CLASSICS: Queensland Wheelchair Basketball Championships (Boondall, Brisbane)

The event will feature three days of fast-paced and hard-hitting competition as elite athletes from all over Queensland showcase the elite skill and athleticism that make wheelchair basketball a thrilling spectator sport and one of the most popular sports for athletes with a disability in the world. The following volunteer positions are available: Manual Scoresheet Attendant, Electronic Scoresheet Attendant, Short Clock Operator, Control Room Attendant, Photographer with own camera.

Location: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Sports Centre, Melaleuca Dr Boondall QLD 4034.
Dates: Friday 9 to Sunday 11 June 2017
Times:
9am to 5pm (approximately)
Training: Full training is be provided
Register your interest: please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and return it to susans@sportingwheelies.org.au by Thursday 1 June 2017.


Fierce 4 Wheelchair Rugby Challenge Round 3 (Coomera, Gold Coast)

The 2017 Fierce 4 Wheelchair Rugby Challenge will see some of Australia’s top wheelchair rugby players go head to head in a series of matches across three days of intense competition. This is your opportunity to see the action up close, while helping the event run smoothly. The following volunteer positions are available: Manual Scoresheet Attendant, Electronic Scoresheet Attendant, Forty Second Clock Operator, Penalty Box Scorers, Photographer with own camera.

Location: Coomera Sports Complex, 35 Beattie Rd, Coomera QLD 4209
Dates: Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June 2017
Times: 9am to 5pm (approximately)
Training: Full training is be provided
Register your interest: please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and return it to susans@sportingwheelies.org.au by Wednesday 7 June 2017.

 

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