Volunteer

Join us as a volunteer at the 2024 Australian Transplant Games and become part of the country’s largest celebration for organ and tissue donation.  Applications for volunteers will open soon.

The Australian Transplant Games will see athletes from across the country, come together to compete in a variety of sports over 5 days, to celebrate life, through sport. 

Major events like this aren’t possible without the support and dedication of hundreds of volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the world.  It’s also an opportunity to make your mark working on a major national multi-sports event.

We’re looking for volunteers with a wide variety of skills and experience to help bring these Games to life for our athletes, their family and friends, and spectators.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Help with general administration duties.
  • Assist with data entry including updating results and team list.
  • Provide athlete and customer support.
  • First Aid/medical support at sporting venues and events.
  • Physiotherapy and/or sports massage at sports events
  • Assist with organising activities for younger registrants.
  • Assist with outdoor excursions and social events.
  • A Working with Children Check is required.
  • Assist with ensuring the right medal allocations are at the appropriate venues at the right time.
  • Assist with the set up and presentation of medal ceremonies.
  • Reporting on Games highlights and individual stories for the website and social media.
  • Photography and/or videography.
  • Communications assistant.
  • Assist with registration set up in the couple of days before October 1. 
  • Assist with participant and volunteer registration.
  • Provide athlete and spectator support.
  • Assist with the sorting, transporting, and installation of signage at different venues.
  • Assist with the smooth running of special events.
  • May include customer support, marshaling and assisting with directions.
  • Assisting in the field of play, eg. marshaling, recovery, set up and pack down.
  • Assisting with entering results, updating participant lists and recording data.
  • Provide athlete and spectator services.
  • Assist with transporting people, including VIPs, between various venues and events.
  • Assist with marshaling at venues.
  • Must be 25+ with a valid C Class Driver’s License.

What’s required to be a volunteer?

There are some basic eligibility requirements you must meet to be a volunteer. Preference will be given to volunteers who are able to commit to at least three shifts.

Applicants must:

  • Be available in Canberra between 1-6 October 2024.
  • Be aged 18 or over at the commencement of the Games. Children aged 14-18 can be involved with parental supervision.
  • Have valid and acceptable photo identification documents.

What can we offer you?

You’ll learn new skills, make connections, and most importantly, help deliver an amazing event for athletes, their families, and supporters, and help create memories that will last a lifetime.

All volunteers will receive training, a uniform kit, and meals during allocated shifts.

And let’s not forget to mention the fun factor! We want to ensure our volunteers have a great and memorable time at the Games.

You’ll work with a team that will inspire you, empower you, and offer you an unforgettable Games experience.

Training Required

All volunteers will be required to undertake the following training:

  • Volunteer Handbook, which will be sent out one week prior to the event.
  • Venue Specific Training – This will likely be completed as part of your first shift unless communicated otherwise.

If you have any questions, check out our FAQs below. If you can’t find the answers there, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at contactus@transplant.org.au.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications for volunteer positions will open closer to the event! Keep an eye on our social media to find out when.

We will have over 100 volunteers join the team to help deliver the Australian Transplant Games in 2024!

There are various roles on offer, including opportunities to work in the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Health Care
  • Junior Activities
  • Medals & Ceremonies
  • Media & Communication
  • Registration
  • Signage
  • Special Events
  • Sport
  • Transport

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the Games.

Volunteers 14 – 18 years will be accepted with parental supervision.  To apply please contact volunteer@transplant.org.au

We are looking for people who are friendly and passionate, with a positive attitude, and who are great team players. Most importantly, volunteers must be committed to helping make a difference in the lives of our athletes. Additionally, we require that volunteers are: 

  • are available between the 1-6 October 2024
  • are able to commit to a minimum of two shifts
  • have valid and acceptable photo identification documents to apply to be a Games 2024 Volunteer.

No! While past event or Games experience can certainly be valuable, volunteers are not required to have past volunteering experience to work on the Games.

Absolutely! Provisions will be made to ensure people with accessibility needs or other adjustments are given every opportunity to volunteer at the event in the best and safest way.  We are committed to providing equal opportunity for everyone. 

Volunteers should be available for several shifts across the Games-time period of 1-6 October 2024. 

There will also be some volunteer shifts in the lead up to Games-time.

Workplace Health & Safety is a key priority for everyone involved in the Games.

Help protect yourself from COVID-19:

  • Stay home or at your accommodation if you are sick.
  • Get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people (two big steps).
  • Wash your hands often using soap and water or hand sanitiser.
  • Sneeze or cough into your arm or a tissue. Put the tissue in the bin.
  • Wear a face mask when you are not able to socially distance or whenever mandatory face masks are required.
  • Stayup to date with your vaccinations.

We will provide rosters from approximately one week prior to the Games.

No, volunteers will not be paid. We are extremely grateful for the support provided by all of our volunteers. 

Yes, our insurance covers all volunteers who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Accommodation or travel won’t be provided for Volunteers.

Shifts will be from 3 – 9 hours with some shifts being slightly shorter, or longer, due to competition schedules.

It is important for us to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers.

Breaks will be arranged based on the length of your shift, but you should speak to your supervisor if you are fatigued or need a break.

Some roles will be required to stand and/or walk for a large part of their shift. If you have any accessibility or mobility requirements, please select these in the relevant section of the Medical Form.

More information will be provided during training – if you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with your supervisor or the workforce team. 

It is important for us to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers. 

Breaks will be arranged based on the length of your shift, but you should speak to your supervisor if you are fatigued or need a break.

Depending on the length of your shift, a meal and beverages /refreshments may be provided.

We’ll do our best to deliver diverse menu choices that address the standard dietary requirements options such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free. If we cannot accommodate a specific dietary requirement due to operational reasons, you may need to provide your own meals.

Being amongst the action is one of the best parts of volunteering at a major event! 

Volunteers must be focused on their duties first and foremost, as well as consider the safety of others and themselves. You are welcome to watch the competition when it does not interfere with your tasks. 

If you can no longer fulfil your role, please notify the team via email volunteer@transplant.org.au as soon as possible.