The success of the upcoming Kirra Longboard Klassic would not be possible without the numerous volunteers who generously offer their time to support this great event. Island Style Promotions is constantly looking for motivated volunteers to be part of the event for the surfers. In order to make our event a reality, we need the help of local volunteers and community organisations.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Kirra Longboard Klassic? The Kirra Longboard Klassic has firmly established itself as a leading fun, longboard surfing event. With perfect waves, suitable for a variety of surfing divisions, on land activities activities, plus cold beer at the park in front of the break, there is something for every one. The Kirra Longboard Klassic promotes surfing as a healthy and enjoyable sport for pleasure and competition, encourage international and interstate visitors and surfers to the southern Gold Coast, highlights and promote this area as a world class, surfing destination and actively supports the development and growth of business in Queensland. Competition is fun in the water, and on the sand. The event is all about the fun of finding kindred spirits in surf cultures from all over the world. One thing remains constant over the years, “The Beast Surfer In The World Is The Surfer Having The Most Fun.”
What requirements are there to be a Volunteer?
Be the age of 18 years or older or 15 and have your parents signed consent.
Be able to volunteer for a minimum of 2 shifts throughout the event.
Complete the volunteer application form. This gives you honary membership of Kirra Surfstock Inc and ensures you are covered by Personal Injury Insurance.
Must abide by the rules and regulations set out by the Kirra Longboard Klassic
Do I get paid for helping at Event?
Unfortunately, all volunteers in any position do not receive any monetary compensation.
All volunteers get:
• Event & Festival Atmosphere
• Experience organising events
• The amazing experience of supporting others•
Volunteer T-Shirt (Must be available for two shifts)
Do I attend an event briefing? A mandatory event briefing will be held prior to the event. All volunteers are required to attend this briefing to receive essential information regarding your roles as well as workplace health and safety induction.
What do I wear during the event? As one of our volunteers you will receive an official event t shirt. We ask that you wear this with comfortable shorts or pants. For your own safety comfortable footwear should be worn (thongs are permitted), however during bump in and bump out closed in shoes must be worn at all times; lifting and moving equipment during the festival is also included. If you are working on the beach remember to wear a hat and feel free to bring your swimwear for a quick cool off, and remember to slip slop slap!
Do I get lunch supplied and what do I need to bring? There will be an esky available where you can store your own cold drinks and/or lunch. Light food and refreshments, sunscreen and water will be available at the volunteer tent during the festival. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the site
What roles are there for volunteers? Competitor Registration/Merchandising/Information, Judges assistants, Bar Staff, Event Set Up, Assistant Marshalls, Social Media, Office Staff.
Do volunteers receive an event handbook? Volunteers will have access to the event program that will include runsheets, entertainment lists, event guidelines, heat draws, maps of festival site, plus important contacts details for staff and what to do in case of an emergency.
Do Volunteers have access to First Aid? A professional First Aid/ Lifeguard and a first aid kit that will be available throughout the event. An incident report kept in the First Aid Kit must be completed for all injuries, no matter how minor. This will also assist me in replenishing equipment. There will also be several staff members on site that have their First Aid Certificate if you require further assistance.
Are Volunteers covered by Insurance? Yes. As a sanctioned Surfing Australia event, all volunteers are covered by the events $20 million Public Liability Insurance from Sportscover Australia under authority from Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s. You are also covered for Volunteers Injury Insurance by AON Insurance. Australian residents/Citizens are entitled to Australian Medicare. International volunteers are not covered will need to provide their own Travel Insurance.