We are seeking race officials and volunteers to help us in a variety of roles throughout the championship event. Training will be provided in advance to assist in the safe an efficient management of the event.
Register as a Volunteer
To register as a volunteer, go to: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=289054
If you are also racing, you can register to volunteer as part of your race registration.
Volunteer positions required include:
- First aid
- Safety boat driver
- Safety boat crew
- Check-in & boat numbers
- Portage exit and entry
- Turn buoys
- Time keeping
- Raft marshal
- Traffic warden
- Pedestrian management
- Event setup
- Event pack-up
Rules and Resources
The rules governing the Marathon and SUP events can be found at:
- International Canoe Federation (ICF) rules: https://www.canoeicf.com/rules
- Paddle Australia (PA) competition policy: https://paddle.org.au/about-us/documents-policies-and-bylaws/
- PA Marathon Rules: https://paddle.org.au/paddlesports/canoe-marathon/#rules
The roles and responsibilities for the race officials and other volunteer positions, is available at: https://vic.paddle.org.au/sample-page/competition/marathon/ then go to “Volunteers & Officials”.
All volunteers will be provided with a coffee and food voucher and will be entered into a raffle for each session they assist with. The raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the event. All volunteers will receive a cap. Volunteers that register for 2 or more sessions prior to 19 March 2023 will also receive a polar fleece vest.
For more information, please contact Gary Flanigan at: 0400 580 910
Working with Children Check
As part of Paddle Australia’s adoption of the National Integrity Framework Child Safeguarding Policy, all adult volunteers (18 years old and over) will be required to hold a valid Working with Children Check (or equivalent) from 1 April 2023, and provide details to PA for verification purposes.