Volunteer Discounts

Volunteers are the lifeblood of sport and are vital to the successful running of any sports club.  Volunteers contribute to the social and economic value of sport, particularly at the community grassroots level.  Clubs who have created a culture of volunteering year in year out are much more likely to be successful, achieve their goals, be more fun and enjoyable to be a part of, have more social benefits and above all, have a strong sense of belonging between the club and its participants. 


The above sums up everything we aspire to achieve at Valley Hockey Club and quite simply, we would love your help in continuing to make our Club successful in the Brisbane hockey community, and be a fun place to spend time.  We are willing to provide you with a $50.00 Fee Discount for as little as 3 hours of your time, although any additional voluntary assistance from our players or their families will be very much appreciated.


There is quite a variety of activities for all ages and days or nights of the week or weekend.  Please consider early in the season which activity might best suit your availability (see list below).


Parents are welcome to volunteer to cover duties for their player children and children are welcome to volunteer to cover duties for their player parents.


New in 2020 – Senior players who are eligible to receive the Volunteer Fee Discount can choose to take a free ticket to the Senior Trophy Dinner in lieu of the $50.00 fee discount.  Please contact our Treasurer Brenda Tempany at treasurer@valleyhockey.com.au to let her know if you would like to take advantage of this option.


It is important that you sign a Volunteer Register at your chosen activity in order for our Committee to recognise your contribution and arrange for your $50.00 fee discount to be applied to your account.


Please note, only one $50.00 Volunteer Fee Discount is available per player per season.

Automatic $50.00 Fee Discount  -  VHC Team Managers of all junior boys and girls teams and all senior mens and ladies teams (does not apply to Masters or Senior Grass teams)

A $50.00 credit will be applied to a nominated player’s fees on or before 30th June 2020.


Volunteer Activities to Choose From


Umpiring  -  Beginner or experienced.


This discount is available only to women’s and girl’s games umpired.  Brisbane Hockey Association (BHA) pay umpires for the men’s and boy’s games.  There is a reason why this activity is at the top of the list.  We really need your help!  It is essential that our Club provides at least 1 umpire for each BWHA game our Club participates in each and every week.  That is, all Junior Grass games (including U7 & U9), all Junior Turf games and all Senior Turf games.  In order to receive your $50.00 fee discount, all we ask is that you help us out by umpiring 2 games.  To register your interest for this activity please contact our Junior Grass Umpire Co-ordinator, Lisa Hollis at hollis555@hotmail.com or our Turf Umpire Co-ordinator, Liz Lobb at seniorwomens@valleyhockey.com.au.


Umpire Mentor  -  Must be a badged umpire.


We need Mentors for beginner/inexperienced umpires and umpires working towards earning their first badge.  Mentoring involves being with the beginner/inexperienced umpire on the field or on the sideline offering support and encouragement.  In order to receive your $50.00 fee discount, all we ask is that you help us out by being an Umpire Mentor for 2 games.  Please contact Lisa Hollis or Liz Lobb for more information on becoming an Umpire Mentor.


Canteen – Shaw Park Clubhouse


Our recently renovated Canteen has had a serious workout throughout the 2019 Season, and we could not have held so many events without the help of our Volunteers.  There are various roles to carry out in the Canteen and we will send emails out prior to each event asking for Volunteers to sign up via the VolunteerSignUp interactive website.  Please consider helping, the canteen raises much needed funds throughout the Season and is a fun way to meet new people, or to volunteer together with friends.


Bake Stall/Duty Day - Downey Park & Rasey Park  -  1 day per Season (Saturday 2nd May 2020)


This day is our Club’s major fundraiser.  There are various roles that need to be filled throughout this day and it is a simple way to help, especially if you are already at Downey Park or Rasey Park watching your children play hockey.  Jobs include:

·         Helping with set up of our 2 stalls (Downey Park & Rasey Park).

·         Serving at either stalls (Downey Park & Rasey Park).

·         Selling raffle tickets either at one of our stalls or by circulating around fields where spectators are based.

·         Operating BWHA BBQ tent at Rasey Park (cooking and service).

·         1 hour of work in the BWHA office at Downey Park to set up the fields for play, tick off players names from game cards, or to patrol the fields in a BWHA pink vest, and help pack up corner flags at the end of the day.

·         Packing away the stalls and BBQ at the end of the event (early afternoon).

If you would like to volunteer for an activity on this day, please contact your Team Manager and they can allocate a role to you closer to the date.


Working Bee - Downey Park and/or Rasey Park  -  1 day per Season (Sunday 15th March 2020)


BWHA have an annual “Working Bee” where they ask for our/your assistance in carrying out various tasks that need to be done before the beginning of the Grass Season.  Some activities involve painting, general maintenance, putting together new hockey goal nets/boxes, cleaning equipment etc.  If you would like to volunteer for an activity on this day, please contact Larissa Cunliffe-Jones at larissa.cjones@gmail.com.


Club Promotion / Recruitment


Each season we look for new players, particularly junior players.  The club has, or can put together, flyers containing valuable information about our club.  Volunteers may be asked to assist in distributing these flyers to shopping centre noticeboards, schools, or ask if schools can get the information into their School Newsletters.  This service is most likely to be needed at the start or at the end of a school year.  Keep an eye out for news via our website’s Home Page, Facebook, or via email.


Various Fundraising and/or Special Events held throughout the Season


We will be running some new and exciting events this year so stay posted for more information on how you can help.  Please keep an eye on our website’s Home Page, or follow our Facebook Page, for details as each new event is announced and how volunteers can help.

Annual General Meeting
Shaw Park clubhouse
Shaw Park
Junior Grass Clinic
Age group U7-U11
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