Without volunteers, there would be no Nippers!
Like all surf lifesaving activities, volunteers run our Nipper days and Carnivals and these volunteers are our Parents/Associate Members.
With over 300 Nippers at Palmy, we need parental assistance each week to ensure our program runs efficiently and, most importantly, safely for our kids. When we take a team away to a carnival, this support team needs to increase as our resources get stretched between standard Nippers and the carnival volunteers.
Volunteering in surf life saving is FUN and we need you!
Some of the volunteer roles available are:
- Beach setup and pack down
- BBQ duties
- Age Manager and Age Manager assistants
- Water Safety
- Officials (at carnivals)
- Water Safety at carnivals (which includes IRB Crew and IRB Driver)
It is crucial that our Volunteer force is strong and willing to support our ever growing Nipper program. Without volunteers, there would be no Nippers!
How can I offer to help?
One way to help at carnivals is to become an Official. Anyone can official; roles are varied and simple to pick up and your kids will enjoy having you involved. Nipper parents with swimming and board skills can also undertake a Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion to assist in providing crucial Water Safety during weekly nippers and during carnivals.
Visit our Courses & Awards page for more details on when courses are held.
For other ways to help out, please complete this jotform and we’ll be in touch.
You can also always talk to any Age Manager or our Nippers Junior Activities Officer (Josh Sealey) on Saturdays for more information on roles available.