Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

Why 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.

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.

Download the volunteer fact sheet.

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 lotteries/art unions

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

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
Button - Blue Card Application Form
Blue Card Link an Applicant/cardholder to this organisation form
Blue Card Exemption Application form

Once you have completed one of the above, you will need to bring the relevant form into an Association office for an Association staff member to sight your two (2) forms of identification. Please contact your nearest office to make an appointment (Bowen Hills – Ph: (07) 3253 3333, Townsville – Ph: (07) 4721 4881 or Mackay – Ph: (07) 4953 4991)

If you live more than 50km from an Association office, or for reasons relating to disability, a Justice of the Peace can witness your identification documents using the ‘Confirmation of identity’ form (in addition to forms listed above). 

Current volunteer opportunities

General Volunteer/Event Assistant – BOCCIA Townsville 
The Association is seeking one or two volunteers to assist will all aspects of Boccia training, game and event preparation for 2018 in the Townsville region. 

Boccia is a bowling game similar to the Italian game of ‘bocce’ for players of all ability levels. The game was designed for people with some loss of functional arm and hand movement. 

Location: Townsville RSL Stadium, Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale
Times: 10am to 11am Mondays
Training: On the job supervision and support will be provided

To expresses interest in this exciting volunteer opportunity, please contact Susan Solakovic, HR and Volunteers Coordinator on 07 3235 3333 or susans@sportingwheelies.org.au as soon as possible.


General Volunteer / Wheelchair Maintenance – Townsville

The Association is seeking a person who has experience or willingness to acquire knowledge in wheelchair/bike wheel repair. This person will support the program officer in maintaining Association owned junior and senior wheelchairs. To support us in the role you will be required to attend at least of 1 (one) training session per month to inspect chairs and conduct required maintenance and repairs.

Location: Townsville Basketball Stadium, Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale
Times: 6 – 8pm Thursdays (at least monthly)
Training: On the job supervision and support will be provided

To expresses interest in this exciting volunteer opportunity, please contact Susan Solakovic, HR and Volunteers Coordinator on 07 3235 3333 or susans@sportingwheelies.org.au as soon as possible.


General Volunteer/Event Assistant – BOCCIA Gladstone 
The Association is seeking one or two volunteers to assist will all aspects of Boccia training, game and event preparation for 2018 in the Gladstone region. 

Boccia is a bowling game similar to the Italian game of ‘bocce’ for players of all ability levels. The game was designed for people with some loss of functional arm and hand movement. 

Location: CPL Building Gladstone, 62 Toolooa Street, Gladstone
Times: 4.45pm to 6.45pm (approximately), each Thursday evening
Training: On the job supervision and support will be provided

To expresses interest in this exciting volunteer opportunity, please contact Susan Solakovic, HR and Volunteers Coordinator on 07 3235 3333 or susans@sportingwheelies.org.au as soon as possible.

 

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