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Here's how YOU can Volunteer with MWF


We'd love to have you onboard!

Below are some of the volunteering positions available.

The first step in joining us as a volunteer is to join as a member.

Or if you prefer you can contact us to chat about how we can create optimism together.

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Skipper, First Mate or Crew?

Are you a sailor looking to use your skills to help others? Do you have excellent verbal communication skills?

Can you communicate well with children and young people? Can you work independently and in a team?

If you can answer YES to the above questions, take a look at how you can share your skills and help others on Australia's beautiful waterways.

On water opportunities

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Help us with Operations

Volunteers are the heart of our MWF community off the water and on it.

Our Operations Volunteers help us to make sure everything runs like clockwork, by working with our clients, sponsors and on water teams. Opportunities depend on skill-set.

MWF volunteers become part of a friendly and welcoming community, and learn new skills and make new friends.

Operations opportunities

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Digital Marketing Opportunities

Digital Marketing is an emerging field, touching everything from web design and development, to content creation and social media marketing.

MWF uses digital marketing extensively and effectively to bring new members into the community and to spread the word about our programs.

Training positions are available for volunteers who are motivated to learn new skills.

Digital marketing opportunities

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Want to Volunteer for our 2014 Northern Campaign?northern campaign sailors with disabilities

Making Waves Foundation charity boat faceboat heads North each winter to allow even more kids with disability and disadvantaged people to enjoy the freedom and adventure of sailing through Try Sail

For some, this sailing opportunity offers the thrill of a lifetime. For others, it is the beginning of a new chapter of change.

faceboat is crewed by volunteers.

Join our Northern campaign as a volunteer and you will:

  • Explore Australia's fabulous Eastern Coastline at the best time of year.

  • Meet like-minded people with a passion for sailing and creating change.

  • Assist with our Winds of Joy program.

  • Rack up sea miles and gain sailing and boating experience.

  • Enjoy fabulous sunsets and sunrises, dolphin and whale watching, the chance to swim and walk... and relax with the odd gin and tonic.

This year's trip from Sydney to Mackay and back, runs over an eight week period, from July to September.

Along the way, we stop at Southport, Bundaberg, Rosslyn Bay, Mackay, Gladstone and Newcastle. Deliveries between ports vary from one to three days - see below.northern campaign sailors with disabilities

At each port we take groups of children on Winds of Joy - one group in the morning and another in the afternoon - approx 2 hours each.

Rest days allow you to explore the surrounding areas and do boat maintenance work.


17 years of Sailing North

2015 is our 18th Northern Campaign. Over the years, the Campaign has provided a sailing opportunity to thousands of children, and has created change for kids with disability, disadvantaged youth and their parents.

You can sign up here to register your interest as a volunteer for this year's Northern Campaign.

For information, please contact Mark Ralph on 0419 434 409 or at 


Useful Information

If you are not a member of MWF you will need to join ($25 annual fee) and complete a Queensland Working With Children Check (Blue Card).

If you are a new member, we will need you to participate in a Winds of Joy day beforehand so we can meet you and gain some understanding of your sailing experience and skill level.

Dates may change depending on the weather. Arrive at least one day ahead of your scheduled departure date if you are doing a delivery.

northern campaign sailors with disabilitiesIt is in the spirit of the campaign for crew to contribute to the Winds of Joy Program as well as doing deliveries.

Accommodation is onboard the boat and onboard meals are provided.

You are responsible for arranging and paying for all transportation to and from the ports you join the boat at.

Crew must hold a current Blue Card/QLD Working with Children Check.  Please allow 6 weeks for processing of your application.  To apply for your Blue Carddownload the form, print and forward signed original application form, including a copy of your photo ID x 2 to:

Making Waves Foundation, PO Box 2099, Strawberry Hills  NSW  1420

If you would like to learn more about the campaign, contact Mark Ralph on 0419 434 409 or via email


Dates for the Northern Campaign 2015 are coming soon, check back latter

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You can also visit our calendar to see what's happening.

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