Volunteering

There’s a few different ways we could use your help to make the event run smoothly, so if you’re over 16 and thinking of becoming a volunteer, check out the information below.

Volunteer race officials

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As a race official, you’ll be really important in making sure everything is safe and fair for the swimmers. You will be on board a boat with a dedicated skipper for the day, so you can focus on the action.

We’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to be prepared, including food, water, equipment and training. We’ll also tell you everything you need to know in a compulsory on water stakeholder and race official briefing during the first week of February.

Land based volunteers

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You’ll be kept busy as a land based volunteer in a number of ways, including:

  • Registration of swimmers
  • Marshalling
  • Guiding swimmers
  • Being in the cheer squad
  • T-shirt sales and exchange.

We also need team leaders to manage groups of volunteers.

You won’t leave empty handed

If you help out at the finish line, you’ll get lunch and a return ferry ticket to Rottnest Island.

All volunteers will get an official Rottnest Channel Swim T-shirt and hat to wear at the briefing and on event day, which you’ll be able to keep.

Volunteer briefings

Don’t worry if you don’t have experience or previous participation in the event – we’ll tell you everything you need to know. There’ll be compulsory volunteer briefings on Saturday, 18 January 2020.

The volunteer briefing covers everything to do with the event, including volunteer duties both for the lead up events and event day. It’s also a great opportunity to meet the event manager and fellow volunteers. Check out our pre-event section to find out more about key dates and volunteer preparation.

Remember, you need to be 16 or over to be a volunteer.

Events we need volunteers for

2020 Rottnest Channel Swim event briefing/s

Saturday, 1 February 2020

  • Metro Event Briefing at HBF Stadium, 100 Stephenson Avenue, Mount Claremont (12.30pm to 4.30pm).

Friday, 21 February 2020

  • Interstate, International and Regional Event Briefing (8:00am to 12:30pm).

South 32 Rottnest Channel Swim

Saturday, 22 February 2020

  • Cottesloe Beach: 4:20am-8:00am
  • Cottesloe and Rottnest: 4:20am-2:00pm
  • Rottnest Island: 11:00-6:00pm

For any other queries, please contact the RCSA office by emailing query@rottnestchannelswim.com.au.