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. Volunteering can come in many different forms in netball. West Coast Fever has Game Day Activations at their events that require volunteers, and Netball WA runs a number of competitions and large events throughout the year that often require volunteers. Almost all of the netball Clubs and Associations in WA are run by volunteers. Volunteers can help out with administration, being committee members, treasurers, team managers, and other roles. They also help out with the game, being coaches, scorers, and timekeepers.
Local Association or Club - apply by contacting the Association/Club directly Netball WA events & programs West Coast Fever events Certain volunteering roles may have requirements e.g. coaching accreditations, Working with Children Checks, etc.
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 or Association we encourage you to register as a volunteer with them. Volunteers include: Canteen workers Team managers Club committee members and coordinators (equipment, uniform). Parent/spectator helpers (BBQ roster, time keeping, scoring) If you are an Association or Club, please also take the time to ensure your volunteers are registered so they are covered by insurance.
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 Coordinators 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.
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.
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 Netball WA Coach, Umpire, and Volunteer in the Spotlight Recognition initiatives by The DLGSC include: Official of the Year Coach of the Year Commendation certificates
External Training Opportunities
Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries (DLGSC)
Training and development resources are available through the Club Development Officer Scheme.
Through TrueSport and Play By The Rules, SportWest 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 and Complaint Management.
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) provides a range of training courses for coaches, players, officials, teachers, volunteers, community sports clubs, schools, sports trainers and healthcare professionals.
St John Ambulance
St John offers a range of nationally accredited courses as well as shorter, non-accredited training options - meaning there’s an option for everyone, no matter what your reason is for learning first aid.