The success of the upcoming Australian Longboard Surfing Open at Kingscliff would not be possible without the numerous volunteers who generously offer their time to support this great event. Island Style Promotions is constantly looking for motivated volunteers to be part of the event for the surfers.
In order to make our event a reality, we need the help of local volunteers and community organisations. These remarkable volunteers provide assistance in exchange for the following mentioned benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Australian Longboard Surfing Open?
Now in its 6th year, Australian Longboard Surfing Open has firmly established itself as the leading pro/am longboard surfing event in Australia.
With perfect waves, suitable for a variety of surfing divisions, surf vehicles, kids activities, free movies and live bands plus cold beer at the park in front of the break, there is something for every one. The Australian Longboard Surfing Open promotes surfing as a healthy and enjoyable sport for pleasure and competition, encourage international and interstate visitors and surfers to the Tweed Coast, highlights and promote Kingscliff as a world class, surfing destination and actively supports the development and growth of business in Northern NSW
Competition is fierce in the water, but on the sand the event is all about the fun of finding kindred spirits in surf cultures from all over the world. One thing remains constant over the years, the stoke never changes.
2. What requirements are there to be a Volunteer?
Be the age of 18 years or older or 15 and have your parents signed consent.
Be able to volunteer for a minimum of 2 shifts throughout the week
Complete the volunteer application form
Must abide by the rules and regulations set out by the Australian Longboard Surfing Open
3. Do I get paid for helping at the festival?
Unfortunately, all volunteers in any position do not receive any monetary compensation.
4. All volunteers get:
• Volunteer T-Shirt
• Event & Festival Atmosphere
• Experience organising events
• The amazing experience of supporting others
• If you want to compete at the event and you want to volunteer at the same event for us we’ll apply a 50% discount to your registration fee.
4. Do I attend an event briefing?
A mandatory event briefing will be held prior to the event (date to be confirmed). All volunteers are required to attend this briefing to receive essential information regarding your roles as well as workplace health and safety induction.
5. What do I wear during the event?
As one of our volunteers you will receive an official event t shirt. We ask that you wear this with comfortable shorts or pants. For your own safety comfortable footwear should be worn (thongs are permitted), however during bump in and bump out closed in shoes must be worn at all times; lifting and moving equipment during the festival is also included. If you are working on the beach remember to wear a hat and feel free to bring your swimwear for a quick cool off, and remember to slip slop slap!
6. Do I get lunch supplied and what do I need to bring?
There will be an esky available where you can store your own cold drinks and/or lunch. Light food and refreshments, sunscreen and water will be available at the volunteer tent during the festival. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the site
7. What roles are there for volunteers?
Judges assistants, Competitor Registration/Merchandising/Information, Bar Staff, Event Set Up, Assistant Marshalls, Social Media, Office Staff
8. Do volunteers receive an event handbook?
Volunteers will have access to the event program that will include runsheets, entertainment lists, festival guidelines, heat draws, maps of festival site, plus important contacts details for staff and what to do in case of an emergency.
9. Do Volunteers have access to First Aid?
Volunteers have access to a First Aid kit that will be kept at the Information booth. An incident report kept in the First Aid Kit must be completed for all injuries, no matter how minor. This will also assist me in replenishing equipment. There will also be several staff members on site that have their First Aid Certificate if you require further assistances.
10. Are Volunteers covered by Insurance?
Yes. As a sanction Surfing Australia/ World Surf League event all volunteers are covered by the events $20 million Public Liability Insurance from Sportscover Australia under an authority from Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s.