Volunteering

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 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!

Start/Finish Crew

  • Signals (Flags & VHF Radio)
  • Timing (Start & Finish)
  • Recorders (Start & Finish Data)
  • Race Officer

Course Boat Crew

Course Boat Crew RQYS Volunteer
  • Laying, Moving & retrieving course marks
  • Relay wind information to the Race Officer
  • Aid Competitors when required

Judging Crew

Safety Boat Operator RQYS
  • On-water Judging
  • Hearing Protests
  • Ensuring fairness in competition

Useful Links

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: volunteers@rqys.com.au