Volunteer for the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship!

Are you passionate about wheelchair rugby? Are you passionate about supporting people with a physical disability? Would you like to experience the thrills and spills of wheelchair rugby in a new way?

Then join us as a volunteer at the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship. 

Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to share your passion of wheelchair rugby with Australia and the rest of the world. You will be supporting our vision of helping people with a physical disability to develop and engage with the community through sports participation and recreational opportunities. In volunteering for this event, you will be helping to change lives through sport! 

There are various volunteer opportunities available. Please read below to find out more about the Volunteer Roles and Teams and find the best one for you before submitting your application.  

Specific Requirements

  • Interest in wheelchair rugby and / or disability sports 
  • Minimum age of 18 
  • Complete a minimum of four shifts during the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship, 5 - 10 August 2018 
  • Undergo volunteer training and learn information required to perform your role


How to Apply

For previous volunteers: Please login and complete the application form
For new volunteers: Please fill in a new application


Volunteer roles and teams 

Specialised Roles

We are looking to fill a few specialised volunteer roles to support our team in getting ready for the championships as well as assist during the event. 

These roles would suit anyone who wants to be more involved and wants to take on some more responsibility and requires a greater time commitment. 

The following roles are available:
*Please click on the role to see the role description

We also have the following internships available: 


Event time opportunities

Spectator services & access control team

Spectator Services volunteers provide quality assistance to patrons to ensure they have the best spectator experience across the event. 

There will be various roles available during event days including information assistance, merchandise selling, spectator management and more. Key spectator services volunteers will assist with VIP and Protocol Management providing quality assistance to VIP’s during matches and VIP functions. 

Access Control volunteers will provide quality security services during the event to ensure that only accredited participants are allowed access to restricted areas.  

There will be various roles available during event days including manning access control points, providing accreditation assistance and more. 

Approximate Dates: 1 - 10 August 2018
Approximate Times: 8:00 - 22:00 (two shifts available) 


Team Services Team

Team Services volunteers will allow you to get up close to the athletes while supporting the teams at various locations. 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.

Roles include accommodation information support and venue team services.  

Approximate Dates: 27 July - 11 August 2018
Approximate Times: 8:00 - 22:00 (two shifts available)


Marketing & Media Team

Marketing and media volunteers will assist in the implementation and delivery of the marketing and media strategy during the event. Roles include social media assistance, media liaison, and marketing support. 

These roles would suit students in marketing and media communications, looking to gain valuable experience in the field.

Approximate Dates: 3 - 10 August 2018
Approximate Times: 8:00 - 22:00 (two shifts available)


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 the behind the scenes and field of play tasks during the event.  

Roles include checking stock and restocking items in team areas, floor sweeping, general runners and more. 

Approximate Dates: 5 - 10 August 2018
Approximate Times: 8:00 - 22:00 (two shifts available)


Medical Team 

Medical volunteers are vital to the success and safety of this event. Medical volunteers will aid with Field of Play Medical and First Aid on court during the competition. 

All medical volunteers will be required to be Doctors, Physiotherapists or Level 2 or Level 1 Sports Trainer from Sports Medicine Australia. 

Click here for the Position Description for Field of Play Medical. 

Approximate Dates: 3 - 10 August 2018
Approximate Times: 8:00 - 22:00 (two shifts available)


Sport Technical Team 

Sport Technical Officials are technical event officials, responsible for providing world championship quality score table officiating. 

All Sport Technical Officials are required to have the relevant qualifications and experience as a Score Table Official for Wheelchair Rugby. If you are unsure whether you have the relevant qualifications or wish to discuss these qualifications further, please contact Kelsey Singh directly at kelsey@2018wrwc.com.

Approximate Dates: 5 - 10 August 2018
Approximate Times: 8:00 - 22:00 


Volunteer Benefits 

  • 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


Selection & Training 

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. 

We're Here to Help! 

If you are having any trouble with the registration process or have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

E: workforce@2018wrwc.com
P: +61 497 066 387