Volunteer

We believe everyone can make a difference and together we can make change

If you are interested in making change in your own backyard then we would love you to become a Fair Gamer and part of our volunteer team. We inspire healthy communities through the delivery of health & fitness programs and recycled sports equipment and have a lot of fun doing it!

What does being a Fair Gamer Look like?

You Might...

...spend your mid-week afternoons playing basketball with kids in underserviced areas around the Perth metro area.

You Might...

...help us collect and organise recycled sports equipment for distribution to communities in need.

you might...

...be part of a team packing backpacks with personal health and hygiene items to be taken to remote communities.

You might...

...be driving (or flying!) to some of the most remote communities in WA for up to a week running sport sessions and delivering basic health messages to children who don’t often receive these services due to geographical location.

winner!

WA Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year Award 2019

Presented in celebration of a volunteer involving community organisation that provides innovative leadership and through good practice in volunteering brings about positive and enduring change to their community.

Who Are We Looking For?

The work we do is rewarding and exciting so we are looking for passionate people with a desire to learn and succeed who can commit time for training, busy bees and going on at least one trip a year.

Are you….

  • 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.
  • A Team Player: 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.
  • Respectful: Welcoming of the beautiful diversity in life without discrimination.
  • Fun: Bringing patience and a sense of humour along for the ride!

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
Fair Gamers with 12-18 months volunteering experience who have been selected to complete further leadership training. 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.

Friends Of Fair Game

Perth based volunteering opportunities
Do you love the idea of being involved in our organisation but want to commit to Perth only activities through the year such as busy bees and fundraising? Do you have a unique skill set that could benefit a growing charity? You would make the perfect Friend of Fair Game.

Friends of Fair Game are not required to attend our training weekend but will be invited to attend an information evening giving details of Perth based volunteering opportunities. Please contact us at info@fairgame.org.au for more information.
info@fairgame.org.au

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.

What’s in it for me?

  • Joining a network of professionals within an innovative, exciting and highly acclaimed organisation.
  • Extensive training in how to 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.
FG Quote Mark

By giving back I have grown as a doctor. It has made me more empathetic and I believe a better person. This is now our opportunity to make the world a better place than before we entered it

Dr John van Bockxmeer
Founder and Patron, Fair Game

How to Apply

  • If you wish to become a Fair Gamer you need to complete an application form.  This is available on this page when applications are open, from January to February and May to July.  Successful applicants will be expected to attend a residential training weekend. 
  • If you wish to become a Friend of Fair Game and volunteer only in Perth based activities you do not need to attend a training weekend.  Please email info@fairgame.org.au to express your interest.

Timeline:

We have two volunteer intakes per year (training in March and August):

  • Applications open (January and May each year)
  • Applications close (February and June each year)
  • February and July – all applicants notified, registration details required, training packs and final details via email.
  • March and July – Training weekend

TBD: Training days in Port Hedland, WA and Sydney, NSW

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