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Volunteer for the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

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Organisation : Disability Sports Australia

Location : Australia

Time required : Casual

Duration of project : 5 days

Sector : Disabilities, Sport & Recreation

Posted on : 19 Apr, 2018

About the Role

Event Information

The Wheelchair Rugby World Championships are held every 4 years and 2018 marks the year that it is coming to Sydney, Australia.

From 5 – 10 August 2018, the Quaycentre (formerly the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre) and Genea Netball Centre will be home to the world’s top 12 teams including the Australian Steelers who are the reigning Paralympic and world champions playing to defend their world title on home soil.


It’s a great way to get involved in this inspirational sport and support people with a physical disability and of course experience the thrills and spills of wheelchair rugby in a new way!


Find out more about the event HERE

Join the Team! 

Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to share wheelchair rugby with Australia and the rest of the world and support our vision of helping people with a physical disability to develop and engage with the community through sports participation and recreational opportunities: “Changing Lives Through Sport”.

Dates: 5 – 10 August 2018

Location: Quaycentre (formerly the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre) and Genea Netball Centre, Sydney Olympic Park


Shifts: morning, afternoon and evening shifts will be available


Specific Requirements: 

  • Interest in wheelchair rugby and / or disability sports 
  • Minimum age of 18 
  • Complete a minimum of four shifts between 5-10 August 2018
  • Undergo volunteer training and learn information required to perform your role




Spectator Services & Access Control Team

Volunteers will be assisting by providing information and directions, selling merchandise or assisting at access points at the venues. By providing quality customer service, the main focus of this team is to ensure that all visitors have an outstanding experience at the event.


Team Services Team

Team Services volunteers will assist with providing information to teams and generally supporting teams in having the best possible experience, moving team equipment from pre- to post game changing rooms, assist with team laundry services and more. This team will be located at various locations such as the competition venues, accommodation venues or the airport.


Marketing & Media Team

Marketing and Media volunteers will assist in the implementation and delivery of the marketing and media strategy during the event, by assisting with social media postings, help coordinate media at the event or help promote the event via various channels.


Operations & Logistics Team

Operations and Logistics volunteers will assist to ensure the successful delivery of the event across multiple functional areas. The Operations and Logistics team will support event staff and assist in behind the scenes and field of play tasks during the event.  



  • Official volunteer uniform 
  • Access to free event shuttle bus during competition dates (shuttle bus services the competition venues, major accommodations in Sydney Olympic Park and Olympic Park Train Station) 
  • Access to watch matches live before or after your shift (excluding Finals matches) 
  • Post-event thank you function 
  • Certificate of Appreciation 
  • Reference letter upon request 
  • The opportunity to see the Australian Steelers defend their Paralympic and World Championship title on home soil




A selection process for volunteer positions will take place. Based on your application you will be invited to attend a group interview.  These will be held from April at Sydney Olympic Park.


A compulsory briefing session will take place closer to the event. In addition to this, some roles will require area specific training. 

More details will be provided closer to the event date. 



 For more information of the volunteer program, roles (position descriptions) and to register please follow this link: http://www.2018wrwc.com/volunteer/

If you have any questions please contact us at workforce@2018wrwc.com or call us on 0497 066 387.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Disability Sports Australia
Not for Profit : Yes

Apply for this Position

For details concerning this role , please contact

Workforce Team

Phone : 0497066387

Email : workforce@2018wrwc.com

Please quote in application: Volunteer for the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships via Pro Bono Australia.


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