Netball WA recognises that volunteers are an integral part of assisting and supporting events, programs and competitions throughout Western Australia. We are committed to fostering a positive volunteer culture to maximise the volunteer workforce accessible to member organisations and assist in providing opportunities to individuals interested in volunteer roles.

Notice for registration of current volunteers

Registering as a volunteer ensures you will be covered under the National Risk Protection Program.  Registration is free and will cover you for Personal Accident and Public Liability. If you volunteer for your Club, Association or Region we encourage you to register as a volunteer.

Volunteers include:

  • Canteen workers
  • Team managers
  • Club committee members and coordinators (equipment, uniform).
  • Parent/spectator helpers (BBQ roster, time keeping, scoring)

If you are a Region, Association or Club, please also take the time to ensure your volunteers are registered so they are covered by insurance.

Where can I volunteer?

  • Netball WA events & programs
  • West Coast Fever events
  • Local Region, Association or Club

Head to MyNetball and enter your suburb to find your closest organisation and their contact details. Or follow this link for Region and Association contact details.

To volunteer at a West Coast Fever or Netball WA event or program please contact Lisa Murray, Netball WA Events & Operations manager on 9380 3730.

Volunteer Management

To best manage volunteers it is recommended a Volunteer Coordinator is appointed. The Volunteer Coordinator should be able to provide on-going support and become the point of contact for volunteers.

Volunteer Co-ordinators may vary in the way they fit within your organisation structure depending on the size and number of volunteers.  The Volunteer coordinator role may sit as its own position or be paired with another roles duty i.e. vice president or secretary.

Volunteer Recruitment

Selection and Screening

It is important that a selection and screening policy is in place to ensure the volunteer is suitable for the role they fulfil. The Netball WA Member Screening Procedure should be used when recruiting any new volunteers or employees within your Region, Association or Club. The Netball WA Member Screening procedure also contains sample volunteer position descriptions.

Training and Development Opportunities

Netball WA
Netball WA offer a number of training and development opportunities aimed at ensuring umpires and coaches at all levels receive intensive practical instruction in the latest rules and coaching methods. Please visit the Netball WA calendar for upcoming opportunities.

Various other training and development opportunities exist for many volunteer roles. Please find below, training opportunities that may be suitable to your duties as a volunteer.

Department of Sport and Recreation
Training and development resources are available through the Club Development Officer Scheme – find your local officer.

Western Australian Sports Federation (WASF)
WASF conducts a range of seminars including:

  • Creating innovative sponsorship proposals
  • Successful sponsorship management
  • Grants application and review

Through Fair Safe Sport, WASF is committed to building positive cultures within the Clubs and Associations affiliated to the State Sporting Body. Four training courses are available.

  • Child safety
  • Cyber safety
  • Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO)
  • Complaint management

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)

  • Warm up workshop
  • Sports injury prevention workshop
  • Sports medicine awareness course
  • Sports first aid course
  • Level One Sports Trainers
  • Level Two Sports Trainers
  • Drugs in Sport workshop

St John Ambulance

  • First Aid
Volunteer Recognition

Recognition initiatives by Netball WA include:

  • Netball WA Life Memberships for significant and sustained contribution to Netball WA.
  • Netball WA Volunteer of the Year
  • Netball WA Coach Achievement Award
  • Netball WA Umpire Achievement Award

Recognition initiatives by The Department of Sport and Recreation include:

  • Official of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Commendation certificates

Volunteer Position Descriptions

If you have any questions about insurance cover for volunteers, please do not hesitate to please contact Mark Watton – Member Services Manager on 08 9380 3742 or [email protected]

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