Roles & Opportunities

Belong to something bigger. Become a Surf Life Saving member and help to protect the community, while becoming part of one. 

Lifesaving isn’t only about rescues. It takes a community to run a club, and your skills are just what we’re looking for. Admin, fundraising, first aid, radio operators, barbeque grill-master… the possibilities are endless! 

Everyone at Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club is a volunteer, there are no paid positions.  

Roles that are always available in a big or small way include:

  • Training & Education Officer 
  • Equipment Officers  
  • First Aid Co-ordinator 
  • Patrol Captain 
  • Age Manager Co-ordinator 
  • Apparel & Merchandise Officer 
  • Events Co-ordinator 
  • Competition Officer 
  • Catering Officer 
  • Water Safety Supervisor 
  • Sponsorship & Marketing 
  • Social Coordinator 

Roles To Fill for The 20/21 Season

Our Club is run entirely on volunteers, there are no paid positions. So we need everyone to help out where they can, its no secret many hands make light work. Below are some key roles we need to fill to be able to operate the Club at full capacity this coming season. We also understand that everyone has a range of responsibilities in their lives, so even if you can only offer a small amount of help, we’d be happy to take it 🙂

Director of Lifesaving:
Heading up the core lifesaving pillar of our Club this role is responsible for managing volunteer patrols and water safety. You will need to hold a Bronze Medallion, demonstrate a high level of communication skills and be willing to learn Surf Life Saving online systems for logging of data. Training and support is available!   

Director of Junior Sports (Woodside Nipper program):
You will be responsible for coordinating the Age Group Managers and ensure the Woodside Nipper curriculum is delivered over the October – March period. You do not need to be a qualified lifesaver for this role, there are plenty of online and in person learning opportunities, you just need to be enthusiastic and great at communicating. This role is ideally part of the board of directors, but not essential.

Director of Finance:
Responsible for maintaining up to date accounts, regular reporting to the board and liaising with accountants and auditors to produce end of year financials and meet tax & ACNC obligations. Experience in Xero and online banking is preferred, however training can be provided to the right person. This role ideally incorporates the managing of grants and fundraising for the Club, with support from the board.

Education & Training Officer:
Responsible for coordinating the SBSLSC trainers to provide members with required education and maintain skills. Logging of all member education in the SurfGuard system. Liaising with SLSWA Education team and other South West Club trainers to maximise available courses, whilst streamlining efficiencies and resources.

Age Group Managers:
Responsible for delivering the Woodside Nipper curriculum each Sunday morning over the October – March period (except summer school holidays). Ideally we’ll have a number of people filling these roles to provide some depth and flexibility within our age groups on the beach. You do not need to be a qualified lifesaver for this role, there are plenty of online and in person learning opportunities, you just need to be enthusiastic and enjoy working with children.

Administration Support / Registrar:
If anyone is willing to assist with any administration throughout the season, it would be really helpful. Things such as monitoring Club emails & phone, checking the post weekly, sending Newsletters or social media updates would be a huge help. Additionally throughout October and November we have our registration period, so if anyone has some spare time during those months, please let us know.

If there are any other areas of the Club you’d be interested in volunteering in please get in touch – there’s always plenty of equipment maintenance, catering / BBQ cooking, merchandise sales and more to be done!

    Our Board is made up of

    Keith Warrick


    Ray McMillan

    Vice President


    Director of Life Saving / Club Captain

    Carrie Davis

    Director of Administration


    Director of Finance


    Director of Juniors

    Board positions are voted in at our Annual General Meeting held each August. Nominations need to be submitted 28 days prior to the meeting to

    0491 136 957

    PO Box 1255
    Dunsborough WA 6281