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Volunteers for Accessible Beaches Project

  • Location: Surfers Paradise QLD, Tallebudgera QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
  • Category: Disability Services
  • Time Required

    Saturdays or Sundays - 8am - 12 noon and or 12 noon - 4 pm (4 hourly shifts), during the Surf Lifesaving patrol season (September- May).

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Safety & Emergency Services
    • Sport & Physical Activity
    • Disability Support
  • Training

    Specialist training by VGC, including Mobi Chair operation and Disability Induction.

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    Reliability to be available on regular days.
    Attend the mandatory group training at the designated time and place. A Yellow Card and Blue Card will be required and can be applied on your behalf by VGC.
    Wear the provided uniform as required.
    Have the ability to setup/pack up the equipment which may require physical agility.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

As a volunteer you will be required to carry out the following: • Roll out the beach mats; following the direction of the Team Leader or Patrol Captain on duty. • Setup the marquee(s) and have all equipment “ready to go” including waiver forms, surveys and other documents used for data collection. • Greet the service users and provide a demonstration on how to use the equipment. • Ensure the carer and user have signed the necessary paperwork to allow them to access the beach mats and/or the equipment. • Have the ability to setup / pack up the equipment which may require physical agility. • Ensure the carer and/or service user completes the feedback survey OR provides an email address for follow up. • Provide information to the person(s) concerned of the weather conditions and offer sunscreen and other assistive technology • Be present and available to assist the service user and carer when appropriate. • Provide a “helping hand” to anyone that wants to use the beach mats. • Provide assistance to those who need guidance with accessible parking • Report any concerns or queries to the Volunteer Leader and/or the Patrol Captain.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.