Volunteers are part of the beating heart of the Pumas! Without our wonderful players and dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, we wouldn’t be here.
Volunteers run all aspects of club life from the Management Committee, to the coaching and organising of teams, running weekly games and making sure our canteen and merchandise store can operate. Volunteering at the club is a fantastic opportunity to meet and get to know some of the other great families who make up our club, to contribute to your kids sport and to give back to the community.
There is a whole range of volunteering roles at the Pine Rivers Pumas Rugby Union Club that we invite you to take part in ...
The Management Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting usually held in October of each year.
Alongside the Executive and other Committee roles, there is the opportunity to participate as a regular Committee member.
Coaches & Assistant Coaches
Our Coaches and Assistant Coaches run weekly training sessions and attend weekly games.
Supported by our Coaching Coordinator, our network of coaches often liaise with each other for ideas on skills, drills and general assistance throughout the season.
The club will cover the cost for you to attend coaching courses to build on your skills.
Team Managers ensure team players and families are aware of game requirements, score games, coordinating fruit and jersey rosters and organising volunteers to assist in the running of the canteen at home games.
Referees keep the games running safely and smoothly. The club needs to provide referees for each of our Saturday home games (Under 6 to Under 9) – training is available to anyone wanting to undertake this role.
Field Marshalls help ensure a positive and friendly playing environment at each of our home games.
This person wears a vest that indicates their position. Their responsibility is to ensure that the away team is aware of our facilities (location of canteen, toilets etc), to ensure that no spectators are entering the field of play and to ensure that everyone is behaving in a respectful manner, in particular to the referees and match officials.
There is a Ground Marshall course available on the learning centre of Rugby Portal for anyone that would like to learn more about this role.
Medics help ensure the health and wellbeing of players by providing any necessary first aid at home games. The club will cover the cost for any training required for this role.
If the players and volunteers are part of the beating heart of the Pumas, then the canteen is essential in keeping them fed!
The canteen is open for Friday night training and at home games and cannot operate without volunteers.
A roster is in place for Friday night training with each family scheduled to assist three times per season. We are always open to extra helpers and we also require Canteen volunteers for home games.
The Pumas get asked to host several special events throughout the year. It would not be possible to host these without all our amazing volunteers.
Call outs will go out prior to these events to ensure they run smoothly.
Volunteer roles on these days usually include assistance with field set up / pack up, canteen, field marshall, cleaning of change rooms etc.
We hold several fundraising events throughout the year. We usually hold a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Brendale early in the year, we have our annual Trivia Night, as well as a number of meat tray raffles and other raffles throughout the year.
Keep an eye out for events, that will be advertised through our Facebook page, for opportunities to assist.