Volunteer Info

Moana SLSC is a not for profit, volunteer organisation.  We operate solely on the help and assistance of members to make our club the best it can be.  As our club grows, so too does our need for volunteers!  Volunteers are needed for all aspects within the club from lifesaving and patrolling on the beach to helping with the bar or BBQ on training or competition days.  Being a volunteer is incredibly rewarding.  For more information, please read the FAQs attached or contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I become involved at Moana?

Moana Surf Life Saving Club has a vibrant and fun surf competition and training program for nippers (junior surf lifesavers aged 7-13). Junior members are then able to train for the surf rescue certificate at age 13, which leads into the Bronze Medallion at age 15 or above. As a surf rescue certificate or bronze holder, members are scheduled to a patrol roster. Senior competition for bronze holders includes beach, surf and boat competitions. You can take your bronze at any time, courses are offered at the club, free to members of the club.

However, if you would still like to be involved but being active is not for you, there are many jobs that you can assist with that are just as important as lifesaving.  The club relies on the assistance of volunteers in order to function and we are always in need of extra help.

I’m not a good swimmer, is there any way I can still help as a surf life saver?

Not all members that patrol our beaches are bronze holders, we have specialised first-aid and resuscitation officers who are important members of our patrolling teams.

How old do you have to be to start nippers?

The first age group in nippers is under 8s, this includes nippers aged 7-8 years.

What months of the year do you patrol the beaches?

Patrols usually start around the end of October, beginning of November. Patrols end at the end of March, beginning of April.

What is involved in the Bronze award?

The Bronze award involves attaining competencies in physical activities such as swimming and board rescues, training in first aid, resuscitation, radio operation, operation of rescue equipment. For more information see section on this website about the Bronze award.

Will I have to patrol and what is the commitment?

Once you attain your bronze award, you are rostered onto a patrol roster, which usually commits you to approximately 1 patrol per month, usually at the weekend but it may fall on a public holiday during peak season too.

If you have any concerns about a child or young persons wellbeing, please report it to one of our Child Safe Officers or online.

What if I get hurt or suffer as part of my duties as a Surf Life Saver or at Surf Life Saving training?

If you get injured at any activity within Surf Life Saving, please ensure that an incident report is filled out ASAP.  You have 30 days to lodge your claim, from the time of the incident.  Please find attached the SLSSA Insurance brief.