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Volunteering stories


It's important to continually celebrate, thank and recognise the significant contribution the almost 3 million sport volunteers make across Australia.

Volunteering in sport is incredibly positive, enjoyable and rewarding. There are so many benefits; you can feel good, make new friends, learn new skills all whilst having fun.

Sport volunteering is for everyone, plus you can volunteer for something that suits your individual needs, interests and availability.

Opportunities to volunteer in sport is available across a wide variety of roles and tasks. Some include coaching, fundraising managers, marshals, car park attendants, event organisers, team uniform managers, treasurers and board members.

Volunteering is the heart of our sport sector.

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Sharing real life volunteering stories

Inclusivity and diversity in sport volunteering

Founder of multicultural women in sport and Sport Volunteer Coalition Member, Molina Asthana promotes inclusivity and diversity in sport volunteering

The Aussies” Surf Life Saving Australia National Championships

The 2025 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships were held on the Sunshine Coast in April 2024. Over 450 officials across four locations (Coolum, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headlands and Mooloolaba) got involved to make the event possible

2024 Australian Deaf Games

Mark Cullan, Leonie Jackson Community Spirit Award winner at the 2024 Australian Deaf Games

Invictus Australia

Invictus Australia CEO, Michael Hartung OAM.

Hampton Surf Life Saving Club Starfish Nippers program

Kerrie Curtis, manager of the Starfish Nippers program at Hamptons SLSC

Bellamore Ndayikeze

Coach, AFL

Cheryl Talbot

Coach, Thorny Devils all abilities netball team

Lynette Smith

Shredder the Shark mascot, East Fremantle Football Club

Brad Bellette

Red Centre BMX

Chris "Chrispy" Ponter

The Golden Sisters Cricket Team

World Athletics Cross Country Championships


Volunteers Get Involved

Olivia Sherlock, NT Cricket

Celebrating Harmony Day and sport volunteers

Molina Asthana, Founder of Multicultural Women in Sport and Sport Volunteer Coalition Member

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