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About Volunteering

Join the Making Waves Team

Being a part of the Making Waves team will strengthen your ties with your community and introduce you to people also passionate about sailing.

Volunteering with Making Waves allows you to work with our most vulnerable community members while building and strengthening relationships with your peer volunteers.


Help your community while making friends

Volunteering at Making Waves Foundation provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded people in the community and make new friends in pursuit of a common goal.



Our programs run throughout the week, so you would need to be available on weekdays. If you have time available to volunteer, the first step in joining us is to become a member. There is a $55 annual fee to become a member and volunteer that covers your Making Waves uniform, insurance, training, and administrative costs.

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You support participants and teachers with sailing a high-performance race vessel through our various on-water programs. You will have opportunities to grow your skills through regular training and learn onboard from peers.


We have several opportunities for those that prefer stable ground. These include a trade skill workshop program, maintenance positions, and office-based roles to assist with administrative duties, marketing, events, and fundraising.


Supporting Making Waves as a member is a great way to participate in a community group from afar. We will keep you updated with news, events, and regattas.

Give back to the community

Get out on the water and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and waters of Australia, while giving back to some extraordinary members of our community

Next Steps to Become a Volunteer

After completing the online membership form, our new member coordinator will contact you to discuss your next steps. There is a $55 annual membership fee for all members which covers your uniform, insurance, training, and administrative cost.

You will then become a member and volunteer of the Making Waves Foundation family. We look forward to meeting you either on or off the water!