FAQ

How do I apply?

Online applications are now being accepted through our volunteer portal.

What happens after I have applied?

After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to register for shifts through our volunteer portal.

Can I apply to be a volunteer after the 13th of March?

Volunteer applications can be submitted after 13 March 2017, however most activities are assigned on a first come basis.

My friend/family member and I would like to volunteer together, can we?

When submitting your application, you can nominate a friend/family member that you wish to volunteer with. Your request to volunteer with family members or friends will be taken into considering when allocating you to a volunteer role;
however, these requests are subject to availability.

Will I need to complete a Working with Children check?

A valid NSW Working With Children Check (or interstate equivalent) May be required for some volunteer roles. Volunteers in these roles will be contacted with further information.

How do I apply for a NSW Government Working with Children Check?

Visit the NSW Kids Guardian website for further information.

Do I have to wear my SIRR volunteer uniform?

Yes, the volunteer uniform (t-shirt and cap) is required to be worn for the duration of each shift.

Are volunteers covered by insurance?

Rowing Australia will provide insurance cover for volunteers assisting with the event.

What qualifications and experience do I need?

Volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and age groups and are united by a love of the outdoors, enjoy interacting with
people, have an interest in rowing and sport, an eagerness to learn and be a part of the event Team. All applications will be considered.

What training will I need to do?

To ensure volunteers have the necessary skills and information to perform their assigned roles effectively, both general and specific training will be provided. The training will include a briefing session, detailing emergency and general site guidelines, and on-site familiarisation.

I have volunteered before; do I still need to do the training?

Yes, training is compulsory for all volunteers. Each event is different in experiences, expectations, processes and procedures. It is important for the entire event workforce, including volunteers, staff and contractors, to be appropriately informed to be able to perform their allocated tasks and responsibilities, and to understand all current emergency procedures.

What will I be given to enable me to perform my role?

You will be provided with a volunteer uniform, an accreditation pass, and a printed manual. You will be required to wear your uniform and accreditation pass at all times for the duration of you shift. You will also be provided with onsite support during
the event to enable you to perform your role with confidence and to the best of your ability.

Can I take a break during my shift?

You are not expected to do the whole shift without a break. Volunteers will be given reasonable breaks when needed.