Become a Volunteer in Brisbane

Who can volunteer?

You might be under the impression that volunteering is only for passionate students or those who are retired. That’s not the case, nor should it be. Volunteers can be people of any age, in any occupation. From students volunteering to gain experience for work, to CEO’s volunteering, there’s so many benefits when giving back to your community.

Our volunteer positions are Volunteer Driver and Volunteer Team Liaison Officer (TLO).

Volunteer Driver

Volunteer drivers play a pivotal role in the lives of our participants assisting with the transport of sports trainings and games. Often special bonds are formed between the volunteer driver and participant as they spend time together chatting, laughing and learning during travel time.
Our volunteer driver team not only provide transport to training and games. They become mentors to our players providing moral support, guidance and positive reinforcement of a game well played. Our volunteer drivers are the backbone of our organisation. They collectively make a meaningful contribution to a more resilient community while supporting our very grateful Pushing Barriers participants and their families.
This role is flexible based on volunteer availability

Volunteer Team Liaison Officer (TLO)

Team Liaison Officers undertake all communication between participants and their families and the sports team. In this role, TLOs are assigned a small group of participants from the same team, responsibilities may include:

  • Establish and maintain contact with allocated participants, team managers and coaches throughout the sport season
  • Notify the team coach if a participant is unable to train or play, troubleshoot any issues and report any significant information to the Pushing Barriers program manager or club.
  • Maintain close communication with participants and program manager ensuring they are informed and updated with training and game details.
  • Occasionally drive participants to and from training and season fixtures.
  • Monitor the overall well-being of the player and report any concerns and incidents to the program manager.
  • Ensure all players have the required club uniforms and suitable footwear.

How do I find time to volunteer?

Following our habitual routines, we seem to think that our lives are busier than they actually are. However, it’s not actually about how busy we are, but rather what we choose to prioritise and what we choose to focus our energy on

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Volunteering has a range of benefits, not only for the people you’re helping, but also for yourself. It can give people a purpose, a source of fulfillment, and can in turn, improve your self-confidence, wellbeing and mental health.   

Volunteering means engaging with the wider community and people you may not usually cross paths within your daily life, which can strengthen social ties and prevent isolation. Volunteering is a practical way to learn new skills and empower others and yourself at the same time. 

Volunteering can:

  • Give you a sense of achievement and purpose
  • Help you feel part of a community
  • Help you feel better about yourself by improving your self-esteem and confidence
  • Help you share your skills, learn new skills and create a better work-life balance
  • Help combat stress, loneliness and social isolation, and depression
  • Help you meet new people, which can help you feel more connected and valued

Expression of interest to Volunteer:

Please fill in the form and one of our team will be in touch: