Volunteers are essential to the running of Basketball Competitions across Australia.

They can range from the coach, through to the person sorting the unforms, to the unseen volunteer who processes all the memberships.

Each one is equally important valuable in there own way. On this page we will provide some resources for those people and also for any clubs or Associations who are looking to improve their volunteer structure or need some help in a specific area.

Why Volunteer

Most Community sport organisations operate as not-for-profit organisation which relies heavily on the generosity of volunteers to be able to deliver a full range of basketball activities. Being a volunteer means you get involved in a great family environment while helping to deliver the sport of basketball to the Community.

The junior and youth clubs and associations across the country require the greatest amount of volunteers, and they are crucial to helping create a life long passion and engagement in the game. We truly appreciate everything our volunteers do for us, and we acknowledge that our sport would not be the success story it is, without their help.

How can I volunteer ?

Some of the traditional avenues to become involved are in Officiating and Coaching.

A game cant go ahead without a referee and if you choose to go down that route you can receive support from mentors and experience staff and be involved in Basketball Competitions all year round.

If you want to become a coach, it can be one of the most rewarding volunteer roles around as you make a positive impact on a young players development in the game.

You might just want to become involved at your local club or association and fill one of the many crucial roles that happen week to week from scorer to Manager to Uniform organiser!

Visit the state and territory links below to find your nearest club/ Association and put your hand up. If you want to know more about some of the traditional roles in Basketball Associations you can read the templates below.

Association / Club Support

Find below our Basketball Australia Volunteer resource for you to use at your discretion.  Basketball Australia have broken the Volunteering Cycle into 7 key areas specific to the sport and aim to provide you with some resources to help you ensure your club has a healthy and enthusiastic band of volunteers in various roles for many years to come.

  1. Review
  2. Recruit
  3. Induct
  4. Train
  5. Supervise
  6. Recognise
  7. Replace

Basketball Australia Volunteer resource

Template Position Descriptions


Being a Parent Coach
Building Better Basketball Volunteer interviews (coming soon)
Basketball Australia Member Protection Policy