This April, two massive events will be held at the Gold Coast Aquatic Pool. The Australian Age Championships will attract thousands of athletes and spectators to one of the country’s premier swimming venues from the 7th-15th April. The Australian Swimming Championships (17th-20th April) will bring together some of Australia’s most elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and serve as the selection event for the World Para Swimming World Championships team to head to Manchester in July 2023.
Volunteers play a critical role in ensuring major events run smoothly and provide a range of services which are highly valued.
If you’d like to be up close to the action and have fun whilst gaining some industry experience, please read through the roles that are available and click the link at the bottom to complete an online application form.
Spectator Services volunteers are usually the first faces a ticket holder will see at the venue, so it’s important that spectators are welcomed with a smile and friendly guidance through the grandstand entry into the seating area. These positions will provide event information and help answer any questions from patrons.
Accreditation Assistants are based in the accreditation booth just outside the venue entrance. The main role of this position is to issue accreditation passes to athletes, staff and coaches, and re-issue lost or broken passes. This position will also be asked for event information from ticket holders and event participants. It’s beneficial if this position is filled by an individual with intermediate computer skills
Ceremonies volunteers work directly on Medal Presentations during Finals sessions at both meets. This position will ensure the correct medals are placed on the medal tray, and keep track of placegetters in each event. This is an all-rounder role which requires multi-tasking and good communication skills.
This role will require volunteers to be stationed at a table on pool deck and assist athletes in collecting their accreditation after their races. You’ll work with technical officials to ensure these accreditations move from marshalling to the collection table.
This role requires volunteers to be stationed at the front of the venue and scanning accreditation passes of Athletes, Team Managers, Coaches, Staff, Technical Officials, and Contractors.
Lead Basket Handler
At the end of each lane of the pool is a basket for athletes to put their kit in. This role will be responsible for overseeing basket handlers who (after the start of each race) will move baskets from each lane to the collection zone off to the side of pool deck. They’ll then place an empty basket back onto pool deck for athletes in the next race to use. All basket handlers will also be accompanied by a parent from the swimming club.
Events Assistants / Interns
Must be available for multiple days in a row and will work closely with the events team to help trouble shoot any issues that may arise at the venue. They will also assist the event presentation team on pool deck or tasks need performed by the broadcast team.
What will be provided:
Event accreditation Event shirt
A meal per shift
Access to tea/coffee station
Accreditation scanning: this role also requires availability during pre-meet training from 7:45am – 11am on Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Sunday 16th. There’s also shifts in between Heats and Finals sessions on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, and Saturday 15th from roughly 1pm – 3:45pm.
Finish times may vary depending on the schedule and the role performed.
To apply for these positions, please click on the below links and complete the online form. Applications will close on the 22nd March for Age, and 29th March for Opens. A member of the SwimAus events team will then get in touch with applicants to create a roster and answer any outstanding questions.
Apply for Australian Age Championships roles here
Apply for Australian Swimming Championships roles here