Event Intern & Volunteer Opportunities

Event Intern & Volunteer Opportunities

Softball NSW has fantastic opportunities available for Volunteers and Interns in the coming weeks and months. Our organisation will be hosting various national and international events at Blacktown International Sportspark, Eastern Road Rooty Hill.

Are you awesome at helping others achieve their goals? Then we want you to join our team as an Event Volunteer or Intern. Our Volunteers and Interns are our MVPs (Most Valuable Players) because they are the driving force behind our teams and events. The 2019/2020 National Events Volunteers and Interns are being recruited for;

  • (National) Australian 18 Men’s Championships: December 8th-December 14th
  • (National) Australian 18 Women’s Championships: January 19th -January 25th
  • (International) Asia Pacific Cup January 30th-February 2nd
  • (International) Summer Slam February 3rd-February 5th 

These events are the premier events for state and the international elite and excellent competitions for the most talented players, coaches, umpires on the planet. The Asia Pacific Cup will see four of the six qualified Tokyo 2020 Olympic nations participate!

If you’re not planning on already attending, why not volunteer as an Event Volunteer or Intern? It’s another terrific way to get involved without missing out on all the fun!

Volunteers are extremely important and are an integral part to any sporting competition or event. There is no way these massive events could be staged without the involvement of volunteers.

Reasons to get involved:

  • Being part of the event and supporting the sport
  • Helping put smiles on the faces of participants
  • Meeting lots of interesting people
  • To extend current or learn new skills
  • To gain experience in sporting events and tournament

What’s on offer?

  • Many roles to choose from, catering to a variety of individuals.
  • People and groups needed from Friday to Sunday!
  • Come along and register as a family, a great bounding opportunity!
  • Free meals, shirt, shorts, and hat as well as other branded Softball NSW goodies on the day!
  • The chance to meet new people, create new opportunities and build lifelong experiences.
  • Gain new skills or improve on existing ones.
  • Students- enhance your employability!

What does each of the volunteer areas do?

Each area will require volunteers for different times of the day and for different length shifts.

The Hub Admin – is where the athletes, coaches, and spectators come to ask questions, purchase tickets and respond to various requests across the whole event.

The Hub Results – is where the athletes, coaches, and spectators come and view results after their games and check on progress throughout the event.

Tech Crew – In this area we have the live streaming, digital scoreboard and social media content crew. In this area you will assist with the production of content to the outside world!

Diamond Crew – Volunteers in this area will assist with the diamond maintenance for teams including the safety and directing of Athletes, coaches, and spectators through          pre-during and post-game.

Ground/Venue Marshals are required to guide the athletes, Coaching Staff and Spectators around the precinct and ensure that all do so in a safe and friendly manner.

Ages have spanned up to people in their 70’s, so you are never too old to volunteer, as long as you have the right attitude and want to help out.

University/TAFE Students-Intern Opportunities

Are you currently studying and need to complete volunteer hours or practical experience? Volunteering for our events is a great opportunity for you!

In just one event, you can knock off plenty of your required hours whilst experiencing one of the best sporting events in the state. Add it to your CV and this could also help you in finding future employment.

Event Volunteer and Interns FAQ’s

Is there an age restriction on some volunteer roles?
Yes there is with 16 being the youngest accepted as an Event Volunteer role.

Can I work in an area that will help me gain experience towards my course?

Every endeavour will be done to assist you in working in an area where you are able to gain assistance for your career transition. Please contact us and let us know what skills you have and what you want to achieve.

I am doing a university course that involves a practical portion. Am I able to use this volunteering count towards my course?
You will receive a certification of appreciation and if applicable a letter can be written for you from Softball NSW to validate the volunteering hours that you have performed.

Want to find out more?

Whether you can only help for a couple of hours, a day, an event, or more, we need your help! We have a number of positions to be filled and we can suit it to your availability.

For more information contact Cathy Kerr via operations@softballnsw.org.au or +612 9677 4000