Interested in Volunteering?
Discover the thrill of volunteering at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron! Dive into an active maritime community, where you’ll learn hands-on about sailing events and forge lasting friendships. Learn new skills and share skills you’ve learnt whilst creating new friends and memories.
What we do
What do volunteers do?
- Drive or crew on a course boat
- Help on a start boat
- Become a judge or race umpire
- Assist with shore duties
What skills can I learn?
- Boat Operation
- First Aid
- Marine Radio Operator
- Regatta Management
- Setting Courses
Volunteering offers hands-on skill development, fostering personal growth while providing a social boost. It’s a fantastic way to learn, grow, and connect with others.
How much time do I need?
Our volunteer vacancies are suited to everyone. If you are a student looking to gain experience over the summer break, a professional looking for time out, a parent supporting your child or a retiree looking to give back. Our sailing events are all year round and as a volunteer you get to choose how much time works for you – a couple of times a year or every weekend.
The choice is yours.
We have multiple Crews, that need your help!
- Signals (Flags & VHF Radio)
- Timing (Start & Finish)
- Recorders (Start & Finish Data)
- Race Officer
Course Boat Crew
- Laying, Moving & retrieving course marks
- Relay wind information to the Race Officer
- Aid Competitors when required
- On-water Judging
- Hearing Protests
- Ensuring fairness in competition
Below is a list of helpful documents we’ve prepared to help you out in your journey to becoming a volunteer at RQYS.
For more information, call the Volunteer Coordinator on +61 (07) 3396 8666 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org