More than 4.4 million Australians make a difference in their local community by volunteering each year. Volunteers are the lifeblood of cricket in the community. Without volunteer involvement at all levels of the game, from people supporting first-time juniors to the veterans of the game, many communities, clubs and teams would not exist.
There are so many way that you can be involved in cricket — through coaching, umpiring, scoring, administrating and more.
What you can get from volunteering
Volunteering can be reward for a host of reasons, such as:
- Skill acquisition — communication skills, leadership skills etc
- Meeting new people
- Experiencing new challenges
- Personal & professional development and/or training
- The ability to explore different sorts of career or job opportunities in a voluntary capacity.
- A written/verbal references
- Satisfaction from doing something to make a difference
- Respect for different people and conditions
- An increased sense of worth and accomplishment from making a difference
- A stronger sense of community and decrease in social isolation
How to get involved
1. Contact your local cricket club
Local cricket clubs are constantly searching for volunteers to assist in various operational aspects of running the club.
2. Contact your state or territory cricket association
If you are having difficulty locating your nearest cricket club, please contact your state or territory cricket association and they can provide you with this information.
ACT Cricket Association — (02) 6239 6002
Cricket New South Wales — (02) 8302 6000
Cricket Victoria — (03) 9653 1100
Northern Territory Cricket — (08) 8981 1677
Queensland Cricket — (07) 3292 3100
South Australian Cricket Association — (08) 8300 3838
Cricket Tasmania — (03) 6282 0400
Western Australian Cricket Association — (08) 9265 7222