Ballarat Harriers warmly welcome volunteers to support our club. There are many ways volunteers can engage, from coaching positions, working as an official , helping with fundraising, maintenance, or catering. We particularly welcome parents of young athletes to become involved.

  • The Club offers coaching courses from time to time and volunteers can become an Accredited Coach which is a valuable qualification. For further information , contact Paul Burge at paulburge70@hotmail.com or seek information through Athletics Victoria (see http://athsvic.org.au )
  • Training as an Official can be facilitated through Athletics Victoria. (see http://athsvic.org.au ). This covers areas such as timekeeping and official regulations, and is fully recognised internationally.
  • An extra pair of hands is always welcomed without having to do an official course, just approach the Track Manager or Cross Country Official on the day. It takes many people to set courses, time and record performances.
  • Social gatherings and fundraising are co-ordinated by Corinna Preston, contactable at cmpreston@bigpond.com. We regularly enjoy afternoon teas and social gatherings, and have several fundraising activities through the year.
  • Our Clubrooms require a dedicated band of members to maintain them. Please speak to Andrew Preston or Kevin Ruddick if you would like to help eg with mowing grass.


Information on the available roles on the Committee are available, click here Involvement of any member is appreciated. It is not necessary to be an athlete to be a Committee member.

Volunteers need to abide by our Membership Protection Policy , as well as other policies which are designed to protect the health and welfare of all involved in the club. These include our Photography and Media , Communication, Privacy, Alcohol , and Smoking policies.

A valid Working With Children Check is also required for any volunteer who is involved with Under 18 children. These are free of charge and obtained online through the Victorian Government at http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au

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