Join Team '23
and volunteer at the World Transplant Games

A Rewarding Experience

Join us as a volunteer at the 2023 World Transplant Games and become part of the world’s largest celebration for organ and tissue donation.  Applications for volunteers are now open!

The 24th World Transplant Games will see over 2,000 athletes from 60 countries around the world, come together to compete in 17 different sports over 7 days, to celebrate life, through sport. 

Major events like this aren’t possible without the support and dedication of hundreds of volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the world.  It’s also an opportunity to make your mark working on a major international multi-sports event.

We’re looking for volunteers with a wide variety of skills and experience to help bring these Games to life for our athletes, their family and friends, and spectators.

What roles are available?

Your time, contribution, and efforts as a volunteer are invaluable and help us build a workforce that can deliver an excellent Games experience.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Help with general administration duties.
  • Assist with data entry including updating results and team list.
  • Provide athlete and customer support.
  • First Aid/medical support at sporting venues and events.
  • Physiotherapy and/or sports massage at sports events
  • Provide interpreter services to team managers and participants at registrations, sports and social events.
  • Assist with organising activities for younger registrants.
  • Assist with outdoor excursions and social events.
  • A Working with Children Check is required.
  • Assist with ensuring the right medal allocations are at the appropriate venues at the right time.
  • Assist with the set up and presentation of medal ceremonies.
  • Reporting on Games highlights and individual stories for the website and social media.
  • Photography and/or videography.
  • Communications assistant.
  • Assist with participant and volunteer registration.
  • Provide athlete and spectator support.
  • Assist with the sorting, transporting, and installation of signage at different venues.
  • Assist with the smooth running of special events.
  • May include customer support, marshaling and assisting with directions.
  • Assisting in the field of play, eg. marshaling, recovery, set up and pack down.
  • Assisting with entering results, updating participant lists and recording data.
  • Provide athlete and spectator services.
  • Assist with transporting people, including VIPs, between various venues and events.
  • Assist with marshaling at venues.
  • Must be 25+ with a valid C Class Driver’s License.

To read the full description for these roles, just click here.

To view the schedule of events, click here.

Group of volunteers at tennis

What’s required to be a volunteer?

There are some basic eligibility requirements you must meet to be a volunteer. Preference will be given to volunteers who are able to commit to at least three shifts.

Applicants must:

  • Be available between 15-21 April 2023 as a minimum.
  • Be aged 18 or over at the commencement of the Games. Children aged 14-18 can be involved with parental supervision.
  • Have valid and acceptable photo identification documents.

What can we offer you?

You’ll learn new skills, make connections, and most importantly, help deliver an amazing event for athletes, their families, and supporters, and help create memories that will last a lifetime.

All volunteers will receive training, a uniform kit, and meals during allocated shifts.

And let’s not forget to mention the fun factor! We want to ensure our volunteers have a great and memorable time at the Games.

You’ll work with a team that will inspire you, empower you, and offer you an unforgettable Games experience.

Training Required

All volunteers will be required to undertake the following training:

  • Volunteer Handbook, which will be sent out three weeks prior to the event.
  • Attendance of a recorded webinar for volunteers.
  • Venue Specific Training – This will likely be completed as part of your first shift unless communicated otherwise.

If you have any questions, check out our FAQs below. If you can’t find the answers there, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at volunteer@transplant.org.au.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications for volunteer positions are open! We encourage everyone to get their applications in before 28 February 2023. to go to the registration page click here.

We will have over 500 volunteers join the team to help deliver the World Transplant Games in 2023!

There are various roles on offer, including opportunities to work in the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Health Care
  • Interpreters
  • Junior Activities
  • Medals & Ceremonies
  • Media & Communication
  • Registration
  • Signage
  • Special Events
  • Sport
  • Transport

Click here to download the information about available volunteer roles.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the Games.

Volunteers 14 – 18 years will be accepted with parental supervision.  To apply please contact volunteer@transplant.org.au

We are looking for people who are friendly and passionate, with a positive attitude, and who are great team players. Most importantly, volunteers must be committed to helping make a difference in the lives of our athletes. Additionally, we require that volunteers are: 

  • are available between the 15 – 21 April 2023 
  • are able to commit to a minimum of two shifts
  • have valid and acceptable photo identification documents to apply to be a Games 2023 Volunteer.

No! While past event or Games experience can certainly be valuable, volunteers are not required to have past volunteering experience to work on the Games.

Absolutely! Provisions will be made to ensure people with accessibility needs or other adjustments are given every opportunity to volunteer at the event in the best and safest way.  We are committed to providing equal opportunity for everyone. 

Volunteers should be available for several shifts across the Games-time period of 15-21 April 2023. 

There will also be some volunteer shifts in the lead up to Games-time.

You must be able to fluently speak and read English. If you speak a second language, that’s great! This is an international event and it’s a great way to support our visitors if you can assist them in their native language. Proficiency in French and Spanish is most welcome, along with many other languages. 

Workplace Health & Safety is a key priority for everyone involved in the Games.

World Transplant Games Workforce and Volunteers must comply with all event safety protocols, as well as any laws or government directives that apply or might arise, including those requirements specifically relating to COVID-19. 

Help protect yourself from COVID-19:

  • Stay home or at your accommodation if you are sick.
  • Get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Stay 1.5 metres away from other people (two big steps).
  • Wash your hands often using soap and water or hand sanitiser.
  • Sneeze or cough into your arm or a tissue. Put the tissue in the bin.
  • Wear a face mask when you are not able to socially distance or whenever mandatory face masks are required.
  • Stayup to date with your vaccinations.

Volunteers will receive an event uniform, meals (depending on shift length) and event training. 

You will build networks, gain and develop skills, and grow friendships, all whilst being part of a major international sporting event and making an invaluable contribution in the lives of our athletes.

We reserve the right to conduct or request any criminal history checks, Working With Children Checks or other background checks for all or certain volunteer roles.

The Volunteer Portal is our central online location where you can access everything you need regarding your volunteer journey.  

This is where you apply to be a volunteer, read key updates, access online training modules, and view your roster. 

The Portal will be available once you register.

You will be required to complete online training modules which may be supplemented with face-to-face training.

Training will include event induction covering safety protocols and other event policies and procedures. 

Venue specific training will likely be completed as part of your first shift unless otherwise communicated.

Specific skills training will depend on the role you are assigned to. 

We will provide rosters from March 2023. These will be available on the Volunteer Portal.

No, volunteers will not be paid. We are extremely grateful for the support provided by all of our volunteers. 

Yes, our insurance covers all volunteers who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Accommodation or travel won’t be provided for Team ‘23 Games Volunteers.

Shifts will be from 3 – 9 hours with some shifts being slightly shorter, or longer, due to competition schedules.

It is important for us to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers.

Breaks will be arranged based on the length of your shift, but you should speak to your supervisor if you are fatigued or need a break.

Some roles will be required to stand and/or walk for a large part of their shift. If you have any accessibility or mobility requirements, please select these in the relevant section of the Medical Form.

More information will be provided during training – if you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with your supervisor or the workforce team. 

It is important for us to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers. 

Breaks will be arranged based on the length of your shift, but you should speak to your supervisor if you are fatigued or need a break.

Depending on the length of your shift, a meal and beverages /refreshments may be provided.

We’ll do our best to deliver diverse menu choices that address the standard dietary requirements options such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free. If we cannot accommodate a specific dietary requirement due to operational reasons, you may need to provide your own meals.

Being amongst the action is one of the best parts of volunteering at a major event! 

Volunteers must be focused on their duties first and foremost, as well as consider the safety of others and themselves. You are welcome to watch the competition when it does not interfere with your tasks. 

Yes! Groups such as corporate, community groups, sporting clubs, associations and not-for-profit organisations are welcome to apply. To apply as a group, please contact Cathy at volunteer@transplant.org.au

You can reset your details on the login page of the Team ’23 Volunteer Portal. Alternatively, please email volunteer@transplant.org.au and we will be able to help you.

If you can no longer fulfil your role, please notify the team via email volunteer@transplant.org.au as soon as possible. 

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