Act Belong Commit Avon Descent Volunteering
In 2022, the Avon Descent is proudly partnering with Healthway to promote the Act Belong Commit message, encouraging positive physical and mental health through volunteer participation in WA.
The Avon Descent has a long and intimate history with volunteering with over 99% of its organising teams consisting entirely of volunteers. Over its 49 year history, Northam’s Avon Descent Association has engaged thousands of volunteers and hundreds of different volunteer groups to deliver our events.
Are you a Club or Volunteer group looking for opportunities to be more active, spread awareness and find new fundraising opportunities?
Did you know?
Northam’s Avon Descent Association engages directly with volunteer groups to identify opportunities for engagement and fundraising and contributes more than $50,000 each year to local volunteer groups and volunteering initiatives.
We priorities engagement of volunteers in our key catchment areas as well as regional and disadvantaged groups:
Healthy Food & Drink Policy
As part of our partnership, Northam’s Avon Descent Association will work with the WA School Canteen Association to deliver healthy food options to promote and support participants to make healthier food choices at our event locations.
What is Act Belong Commit?
It's about keeping mentally healthy by keeping active, keeping up friendships and connections with others, and engaging in activities that provide meaning and purpose in life.
Keep active – mentally, physically, socially, spiritually and culturally. Go for a walk, say hello, read a book, meditate or pray.
Do Something with someone.
Keep connected – to friends, family, community and your culture. Join a book club, join a sports team, take a cooking class, go to community events.
Do Something meaningful.
Do something meaningful, important and valuable to you. Volunteer, learn something new, take on a challenge, take up a cause, help a neighbour.
Some of the many Groups we engage
West Gidgegannup Fire Brigade
Ascot Kayak Club
Scrutineering involves inspection and preparation of boats before the race and ensures boats are suitable for racing and in their correct competition classes.
Helping to get the competitors signed off the day before the race, collecting stickers and timing chips and handling any last minute issues.
Volunteer positions involved in running our events
...and many more!
Want to get involved as an individual or group?
Getting involved in community is enjoyable and provides a sense of achievement; it’s as simple as A-B-C, Act Belong Commit.
Volunteering with the Avon Descent can be a rewarding, exciting and challenging experience offering real industry experience, valuable networking and unforgettable memories.
The Avon Descent is seeking volunteers to work closely with the Event Coordinator to arrange, coordinate and implement this year’s event.
- Liaising with many of the 20+ event stakeholder groups
- Managing multiple secondary events (Sponsor functions, Scrutineering, and Registration)
- Managing the entry process
- Key role on Event weekend
- Minimum of one day per week through to the end of August. This will include being available over the Avon Descent weekend.
For anyone interested in Event Management, Communications and Public Relations this is an amazing opportunity to gain hands on industry experience in a high profile environment, boost your resume and be exposed to networking opportunities.
Know that your efforts will make a difference!
If you want to write, we want to hear from you!
Earn valuable experience and have your work published on our website and social media pages.
Some of the things you might write about include:
- Competitor profiles
- Volunteer profiles
- Promotions and secondary events
- Event tips and guidelines
The Marketing and Communications volunteers will be working on the implementation of the marketing plan.
- e-Newsletter creation and distribution
- Photographer coordination
- Monthly marketing reports
- Media guide content
- Occasional media liaison duties
- Post-event reports
Graphic Design volunteers be responsible for liaising with major news organisations to promote this great event.
- Creation of event posters
- Bumper sticker design
- Event guide
- Compilation of media guide
- Online banners
Traffic Management includes liaising with local councils, community organisations and residents to ensure a clear and practical Traffic Management Plan is in place during Event Weekend.
- Communicating with stakeholders via email and phone to establish involvement and materials required
- Submitting appropriate applications for approval
- Preparing Traffic Management documentation and maps
- Allocating signage
There are lots of volunteer roles for those who can only help over Event Weekend!
- Parking attendants
- Administration assistance at Registration (Friday)
- Sponsorship host/hostess
- Selling merchandise