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Volunteering

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Sport, fitness and recreation volunteering

The main reasons people volunteer are:

  • to help others or the community
  • for personal satisfaction
  • to do something worthwhile

Other benefits of volunteering are:

  • making new friends
  • developing new skills
  • improving health and well-being
  • getting job-ready
  • having fun

You can get involved in your local community by volunteering in sport, community recreation, outdoor recreation or fitness activities.

It's about giving your time and energy to sport, outdoor recreation, fitness, or community recreation organisations, or to any event or activity which falls within one of those categories, using your skills and abilities to assist organisations.

You might not have an interest in participating in sport, or outdoor activities like rock climbing, or even doing fitness classes – but what about managing events, preparing marketing material, developing websites, or being a mentor?

Lots of opportunities: There are more roles across outdoor recreation, sport, community recreation and fitness than you might think. Some might be one-off opportunities, others might be ongoing, but there is something for absolutely everyone.

Personal development and living a full life: Volunteering in these organisations can help you build friendships, discover new skills, gain confidence, develop experience, support a good cause, or make a difference. It's never too late to get in and give it a go, and there are thousands of great people looking forward to making it a great experience for you.

Potential volunteers

Visit the Rec Post volunteer section to:

  • search for sport, fitness and recreation volunteer opportunities. You can search via skills, keywords, activity and location;
  • access volunteering information about resources;
  • read about other people's volunteering experiences and stories. 

Sport, fitness and recreation organisations

Visit the Rec Post volunteer section to:

  • advertise your upcoming events and associated roles;
  • advertise your ongoing volunteer opportunities;
  • recruit for volunteers;
  • access important volunteer management resources;
  • profile your volunteers.

For more information and opportunities visit the Rec Post volunteer section or contact Council's Recreation Officer on 9335 2191.