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

Hells Bells Queensland Goalball Championships (Cairns)

We are seeking volunteers to fill various key positions at the Hells Bells: Queensland Goalball Championships 2017, being held in the beautiful city of Cairns.

The Hells Bells: Queensland Goalball Championships 2017 will see some of Australia’s top goalball players go head to head in a series of matches across two days of intense competition. This event provides excellent sports entertainment while giving you the opportunity to see the action up close, while your support helps the event run smoothly. Goalball is an exciting Paralympic team sport for athletes with vision impairment and sighted players. Two teams of three blindfolded players throw a bell-ball towards their opponent’s goal, using their body to protect their own goal. The game requires team communication, coordination and strategic skills, and offers many social and physical benefits.

The following volunteer positions are available: Manual Scoresheet Attendants, Electronic Scoreboard Attendants, 10 Second Timer, Goal Judge, Photographer with own camera, Drivers (must be over the age of 25)

Location: Cairns State High School, Cnr Sheridan St & Upward Street, Cairns City QLD 4870
Dates: Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 July 2017
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 5 July 2017.


We are seeking volunteers to fill various key positions at the first round of the Boccia Tri-series, to be held in Capalaba (East Brisbane).

The Boccia Tri-series takes place over a four month period July, August and October with the finale being the Boccia Battle State Championships in November 2017. Boccia is a bowling game for players of all ability levels (similar to the Italian game of ‘bocce’). It requires concentration, strategy and accuracy rather than strength. Boccia can be played socially and competitively up to Paralympic level!

The following positions are available: Time keeper / Scorer, General event assist, Photographer with own camera.

Location: Coolnwynpin State School, 6 Telaska Court Capalaba, Qld 4157
Dates: Sunday 30 July 2017
Times: 8am 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 Friday 21 July 2017.


Gladstone Boccia Program – General Volunteer/Event Assistant

The Association is seeking one or two volunteers to assist the Program Officer with all aspects of Boccia training, game and event preparation for 2017.

Location: CPL Building Gladstone, 62 Toolooa Street, Gladstone QLD 4680
Times: 5pm to 6pm each Thursday evening
Training: Training will be provided through on the job supervision and support
Register your interest: please contact Susan Solakovic, HR and Volunteers Coordinator on 07 3235 3333 or email susans@sportingwheelies.org.au as soon as possible.

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