Volunteers are one of WorldSkills Australia’s most precious assets. Without the inspiring ‘family’ of over 4000 dedicated volunteers who give their time, skills, knowledge and resources, WorldSkills Australia would not be the successful organisation it is today.
The benefits of volunteering for WorldSkills Australia:
- Be a part of Australia’s biggest skills competition
The National Competition is WorldSkills Australia’s biggest and most prestigious event and we need lots of hands to make it happen.
- Build new skills
WorldSkills Australia offers a variety of interesting volunteer roles in all areas of events.
- Meet new people
The volunteers are often referred to as one big ‘family’ that you too can be a part of.
- Enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference
Since 1981 WorldSkills Australia has helped over 80,000 young Australians reach new heights in their careers through the facilitation of skill competitions.
- “The satisfaction that I get out of helping young competitors at the Regional level and then taking the team to the nationals is amazing. Watching them grow and develop skills and confidence is incredible and I want to be able to feel that I have had some help in making that happen. It also helps develop the skills back in our region which can only assist build our economic viability one day.”
Dorothy Huggon, North Qld Regional contact and Chairperson
- “It’s great being able to see the whole site, all the skill areas, catch up with old friends and make new ones, and appreciate all the wonderful skills on show from very skilled young people who are making and will continue to make a tremendous contributions to their chosen trades and careers in years to come.”
Thais Turner, Library Manager at TAFE NSW SWSi – Lidcombe College and WSA volunteer
- “I think it is really important to give back to your industry and encourage students to be the best they can be and WorldSkills does this for them. For the beauty students in particular, this is really their only opportunity to showcase what they can do.”
Elaine Gillespie, Senior Educator at Victory University and WSA project designer/judge
- “I enjoy meeting other like-minded passionate young and older tradespeople from different disciplines as well as the opportunity to contribute to the skills pool of your own trade, travel to places to volunteer and spend a special time with fellow volunteers and competitors”
John Francis, WSA project designer and judge
- “Those involved in industries and trades need to be given the same opportunities as sports people.”
Carolyn Allen, WSA Judge
- “The benefits of being involved with WSA include, watching my students develop professionally and personally, having them go on to win medals at the National Competition in Brisbane, 2010, visiting London to support them at the International Competition, seeing them become real professionals in their field and meeting like-minded people from around the world.”
Colin Tyrell, Head Teacher of IT & Business, TAFE NSW Blue Mountains College and WSA Volunteer
- “I enjoy seeing the skills the competitors have. It is also a good feeling to mentor someone and help them achieve their best. At the competition it is hard work but I enjoy catching up with other judges and team leaders to network and discuss current industry and teaching trends.”
Greg Dowling, TAFE teacher & WSA volunteer
Volunteers can participate in many roles including:
- Regional project designers
- State project designers
- National project designers
- Chief judges
- Competition coordinators
- Category convenors
- Local trainers
- IT crew
- Logistics coordinators
- Team leaders
- Area marshalls
- Administrative roles
- Event and promotions
- And many more…
Meet some of the WorldSkills Australia Volunteers
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