We are delighted to announce openings for members to volunteer in the Noosa Festival of Surfing.  For the 2020 Festival, international surf travel agency World Surfaris have been appointed by the Noosa Malibu Club as the Festival managers. Having been a major sponsor of the event in previous years, World Surfaris are a great fit. The legacy of the Festival is in capable hands and we’re excited to kick off. Here is all you need to know for 2020!

Volunteer FAQ


Make sure you read all the relevant information and make sure that you have checked your calendar and you are available.

Priority is given to volunteers with maximum availability.

STUDENTS please check your study commitments for this period – we get a number of people drop out in the weeks and days leading up to the event as they have “unexpected” study commitments.


What’s involved?

Volunteers are required to work a minimum of 5 shifts (20 hours) – the number of hours required vary from role to role.

By completing the application form, you agree to commit to and work as per your allocated roster. If you are not prepared to work the minimum number of hours required please do not apply.

You will also be required to attend the Volunteer Induction scheduled in February 20th from 5:30pm onward. Location TBD.

You may also be asked to attend additional training, if required by your Event Supervisor.


Volunteer Benefits

Your efforts will not go unnoticed and if you fulfil your agreement – the rewards are bountiful!

  • An official limited-edition Noosa Festival of Surfing Volunteer t-shirt!
  • Discounted Accommodation Options.
  • A certificate of appreciation for your efforts can be issued on request.
  • Also included for free is that warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing you have been a part of something spectacular!


How many Volunteers are needed?

We need LOTS of volunteers to ensure the festival runs smoothly and patrons have the best experience possible! Last year we had 40+ volunteers work over the 2+ weeks from site build to pack down!

It is important that you provide comprehensive details in your application and you show good availability times in order for us to be able to work with you.

Preference will be given to previous volunteers who have proven their value at past festivals. We will also look highly upon those who are most flexible and are happy to work whenever, with whomever and doing whatever is required!

Any applications that are not successful initially will be placed in a waiting list for opportunities that may arise closer to the event.

If you do not think that you can commit to working the minimum hours required for your role then this opportunity may not be for you.

We also need lots of people to help Monday and Tuesday post festival to help clean up the site. We often struggle to find volunteers for this role so if you are available to help here let us know!  Approved pack-up Vollies will receive special perks!


How to Apply?

Applications are open at 4pm Tuesday 24 September 2019!

Each team within the festival has a number of volunteer positions available. We suggest you read all the Team and Position Descriptions prior to starting the application form. Please take note of the ‘Availability’ requirements and ensure that you can meet these and all the ‘Must Haves’ for your preferred position before applying, this will greatly increase your chances of being accepted into your chosen team!

We encourage people to try new things and learn new skills however some positions may require specific skills and experience.

If you have any questions about a specific role do not hesitate to email us at; eve[email protected] and put “Volunteer Question” in the subject heading and our Vollie’s Manager will get back to you.

Please ensure you complete all sections of the application form – as we get an overwhelming number of applications, this will save time in the future!


How to Stand Out

If you want to stand out above the rest be sure to note the following where it applies;

  • If you are willing to be assigned to any task
  • If you are willing to work any/all hours during the weekend
  • If you are available pre & post festival
  • If you don’t mind working late or starting early
  • If you are interested in working additional shifts to the minimum required hours.
  • If you have special skills or experience that will be useful in any of the roles
  • Think about your interests and what you are good at – but leave your options open, as there are lots of positions to be filled over the festival period.


If I applied, what happens next?

We will go through each application as they arrive and do our best to let you know, as soon as possible, whether you have made the team or not.

Please do not send us a gazillion emails asking if you made the team or to ask unnecessary questions. You will be advised of your team after your application is received and processed.

If you are selected to join our amazing team you will have a couple of weeks to clarify any necessary information and make updates to your availability.

We understand that sometime life gets in the way of good things and from time to time people need to withdraw their application, it would be appreciated if you could make your decision BEFORE 14th January when we get started on the rostering process as after that it really makes our job super tricky!


Important Dates

September 24, 2019: Applications Open

Volunteer Submissions close December 31, 2019

Late January 2020: Email Volunteer Team Allocations

February 6th, 2020: Volunteer Induction –  Location TBD from 5:30pm onward


Other Questions

Please email Danny our Volunteers Manager at [email protected]


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