Volunteers and coaches
Coaching and accreditation
- View our free training that can lead to recognised accreditation in coaching, officiating and sports first aid.
- The training is suitable for teachers, school sport volunteers, and tertiary and senior secondary school students in Queensland.
- Anyone wanting a sport-specific coaching accreditation must first complete the General principles of coaching course training.
- View the course calendar (PDF, 26KB)
- View sport-specific courses and accreditation information.
- Attend a free workshop in your area to help you understand key issues in sport and recreation, such as ethics in sport, community use of school facilities, including people with disability in sport, strength and conditioning, and athlete recovery.
- Find the next workshop near you.
Career pathways for volunteers in sport
Having experience from volunteering as a coach, official or administrator can lead to different career paths for you. If you'd like to turn your volunteering experience into a career:
- read about our pathways in sport for volunteers program and about training and developing volunteers
- consider getting a recognised accreditation in your sport to enhance your knowledge and skills
- contact the state sport or recreation organisation for your activity and ask about their employment opportunities
- find out how we support volunteers and link volunteers with organisations that need help.
Awards and recognition for your volunteers
Celebrate your volunteers by holding a special event in your club to say 'thank you'. You can:
- use our step-by-step plan to help you run your volunteer awards event.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help
- nominate your volunteers for
- the Queensland Outdoor Recreation awards—recognising and rewarding excellence in the outdoor recreation community