2017 Fair Gamer WA/NSW/ACT/VIC Applications are now open. CLICK HERE for more.
If you are interested in making change in your own backyard then we would love you to become part of our team, we also have committee positions available. We inspire healthy communities through the donation of recycled sports equipment…and have a lot of fun doing it!
Who are Fair Gamers?
Fair Gamers are trained volunteers who make a big difference to local under serviced WA communities running unique sports, fitness and health programs. We are passionate about making change and come from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels but work together in a dynamic environment.
We are looking for people who are:
- Committed: regularly get involved and are dedicated to participating and helping out the Fair Game team.
- Enthusiastic: Keen as mustard to learn from others and give things a go
- Team Players: We’re much more effective if we work together
- Hands-on: Not afraid to ‘get their hands dirty’ travelling to remote places and doing physical things
What would I be doing?
Fair Gamers help us with our fitness, sports and health programs. You will be supporting team leaders in smaller projects throughout Perth for the first few months. Over time you will have the potential to participate in remote road trips to communities thousands of kilometres away. You will also help us collect and organise recycled sports equipment for distribution to communities in need.
- You’ll volunteer and participate in approximately 4-6 sessions throughout the year. A ‘session’ might be a Friday night activity with migrants in Perth, cleaning and transporting recycled equipment, helping with fundraising events or a road trip to the Kimberley.
- We expect all Fair Gamer’s to help with at least three busy bees sorting sports equipment and packing donation boxes, one Perth/Wheatbelt session and one Fundraising event.
- Approximately 40 hours throughout the year helping within Perth attending meetings, running events, collecting recycled sports equipment and representing Fair Game at partner events
- Writing one short blog article for the Fair Game website and helping with ongoing evaluation of our various activities
- Coming to meetings for any road trips/ projects you’re involved with
- Attending Fair Game social/fundraising events and training refreshers during the year
- You will be treated like a professional and expected to communicate effectively via email as part of the team. You will be trained in our internal policies and procedures by our Senior Fair Gamers.
What’s in it for me?
- Joining a network of professionals within an innovative, exciting and highly acclaimed organisation
- Extensive training in how to train and teach sports/fitness, hygiene education lessons, wellness sessions, cultural awareness and a variety of practical skills
- Chance to help make a positive impact on the lives of under serviced community members
- Opportunities to volunteer in Perth regional activities and remote community road trips
- Fun social and travel opportunities
Opportunities to volunteer
We annually seek volunteers in November of each year. This is advertised on our website and Facebook pages. If successful we will notify you by February and comprehensive training is run in March. This training provides you with the essential knowledge and skills to participate on Fair Game road trips and also gives you the opportunity to meet fellow volunteers. For this reason it is an essential prerequisite that all volunteers attend the annual Fair Gamer training day.
Fair Gamer – ‘On the ground’ volunteer role
‘Fair Gamers’ are the backbone of our organisation and as outlined above Fair Gamers get to participate in recycling and donating sports equipment and running health and fitness activities on Fair Game field trips. You get the opportunity to provide hands on input into our programs and communities in which we work.
Senior Fair Gamers – leadership role
Senior Fair Gamers are the coordinators and leaders of Fair Game road trips ensuring a high standard of program delivery that is meaningful, aligns to the ‘Fair Gamers Charter’ and is representative of best practice program policies. Senior Fair Gamers are expected to lead by example and take responsibility for their team.
Senior Fair Gamers are individually identified after a year of successful performance as a ‘Fair Gamer’ for their leadership potential and undergo specific training. They inspire those around them and act as mentors for participants and Fair Gamers alike.
All Senior Fair Gamers are expected to attend an annual half day training update running concurrently with the Fair Gamers training in February each year.
Junior Fair Gamers – be mentored and supported in volunteering with Fair Game
Junior Fair Gamers are 12-18 year olds who participate in Fair Game programs and are mentored by our Fair Gamers and Senior Fair Gamers. This program aims to provide opportunities and inspiration for Australian youth to become community-minded and motivated to contribute to those around them.
University Practicum Placements
Fair Game offers formal vocational training for university students through service learning activities. Student’s spend70 hours volunteering their time participating in Fair Game activities in a variety of settings. They have an established learning plan with their tertiary institution and are mentored and supported by Senior Fair Gamers.
Students form part of the Fair Game team and are encouraged to become Fair Gamers if interested at the conclusion of their placements.
Fair Game vocational training launched in 2013 where University of Western Australia Human Movement students successfully completed their practicum requirements with Fair Game teams in the Pilbara and metropolitan regions.
If interested in applying for a practicum placement it is important that this is organised well in advance of the university year beginning.
How to Apply
To express your interest in becoming a Fair Game volunteer we ask applicants to complete an application form and email it through to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fair Game committee will meet to choose the selected applicants; we might be in touch by email or phone to ask further questions. All nominees will be informed whether or not they are successful by February via email.
Successful Fair Gamers will receive a registration email/pack and clear instructions about what will happen from here. This will include a range of resources and access to our online content systems.
- November: Applications open
- February: Applications close
- February: All applicants notified
- February: Registration details required
- March: Training packs and final details via email
- March: Training days in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney