The Club runs on the strength of our volunteers and we are always on the lookout for people to volunteer their time and skills to help out our teams, whether on game day, at training or more generally. Specific game day roles include Boundary/Goal Umpire, Water Runner, Team Runner and First Aid but we also need people to time keep and cast Best and Fairest votes. We also require Coach helpers and Team Managers and may need additional Coaches depending on the number of teams we field this season.
With a few exceptions, you don’t need any special skills to get involved but if you need help we can assist with training for any of these roles. Please contact the Junior President at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering in 2021.
Please note that it is a legal requirement for volunteers who have regular and ongoing contact with players (eg Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Managers, First Aiders, training assistants etc) to hold a Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) general registration card. Club volunteers are able to obtain WWVP cards free of charge by completing an application form (available at www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804/~/working-with-vulnerable-people-%28wwvp%29-registration). Applicants will need to use the Junior President as the Contact person from the Club for the purposes of the application. Parents/carers who perform game day roles on an ad hoc basis may not require a WWVP card.
All volunteers who must hold a WWVP card for the role they are undertaking will need to provide a copy of that card to the Manager – Junior Football Operations. WWVP cards are issued for multiple years and do not need to be applied for annually.