Volunteer Registration

Volunteer Registration CLOSED

Thank you to everybody who has expressed an interest in volunteering at the Games. The uptake has been exceptional, however some people have pulled out.

We need a few more Volunteers to make sure we have enough volunteer team for a large sport and bigger social program.

We would appreciate your interest and support and know you will have a wonderful experience.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on volunteers@deafsports.org.au

2024 Australian Deaf Games Volunteer Surveys

In October 2023 the 2024 ADG volunteer coordinators forwarded a pre – games survey to their database. The following is an outline of the responses.

Pre – Games Volunteer Survey

Raw data – forwarded to 98 people – received 48 responses over a period of 3 weeks

  1. Employment Status
  • Self-employed – 7
  • Part Time – 10
  • Full Time – 18
  • Retired – 5
  • Student – 2 
  • No answer – 6
  1. Gender
  • Male – 6
  • Female – 42
  1. Age
  • 25 – 29 – 8
  • 30 – 34 – 2
  • 35 – 39 – 3
  • 40 – 44 – 6
  • 45 – 49 – 6
  • 50 – 54 – 11
  • 55 – 59 – 4
  • 60 – 64 – 3
  • 65 – 69 – 2 
  • 70+ – 3
  1. Disability
  • Sensory – 6
  • Physical – 3
  1. Education
  • Secondary – 19
  • Undergraduate – 14
  • Postgraduate – 10
  • No answer – 5
  1. How did you know about the Games and opportunity to volunteer?
  • Word of mouth – 12
  • Local media – 4
  • Website – 13
  • Social media – 10
  • Deaf Connect – 4 
  • No answer – 5
  1. Previous volunteer experience 
  • Yes – 20
  • No – 28
  1. Reason you want to volunteer at the 2024 ADG – the survey gave several choices that could be chosen – could choose up to 5
  • To give something back to the community – 43
  • Personal belief in cause/issue – 23
  • To make a difference – 18
  • To gain skills and experience – 40
  • To learn new things – 27
  • To improve my health and wellbeing – 5
  • For fun – 27
  • To make social connections – 30
  • To make professional connections – 13
  1. Where do you live
  • Local region – 17
  • Other areas of NSW – 13
  • Interstate – 17
  • Overseas – 1 

Post Games Volunteer Survey

Post Games survey – sent to 82 people (note final gender break up 65 Female and 16 Male and 1 other – age range was from 22 years old to 83 years. Received 35 responses over a 2-week period

  1. Rate your overall experience at the 2024 Australian Deaf Games
  • Exceeded – 18
  • Exceptional – 15
  • Met – 0
  • Improvement needed – 2

General comments

  • Enjoyed
  • Loved it
  • Need more information pre games
  • Have more than 1 polo
  • Great support
  • Great interaction
  1. Have you improved any personal traits or professional skills from your volunteering experience at the 2024 Australian Deaf Games – could tick as many as wanted to
  • Patience – 9
  • Teamwork – 16
  • Confidence – 17
  • Friendliness – 12
  • Cooperation – 7
  • Problem-solving – 10
  • Resourcefulness – 10
  • Resilience – 11
  • Verbal and written communication – Planning/organising – 6
  • Versatility – 12
  • Interpersonal – 9
  • Leadership/management – 5
  • Attention to detail – 2
  • Organisation – 7
  • Time Management – 8
  • Computer/technical literacy – 1
  • Independence – 4
  • Other personal skills – 2
  • Other professional skills – 8
  • Learning a new language – 9
  1. Volunteer Orientation and information prior to the Games
  • Sufficient – 32
  • Insufficient – 3
  1. How well prepared did you feel in the lead up to the Games
  • Very well – 6
  • Well – 9
  • Fairly well – 18
  • Not very – 2
  1. Based on your experience will you volunteer at other major sporting events
  • I will continue at same level – 15
  • I will increase my level – 16
  • I plan to decrease my level – 0
  • I do not plan to volunteer in the future – 0
  • I do not know – 4
  1. Would you consider volunteering at community sport level
  • Yes – 27
  • Not sure – 3
  • Do not know – 5
  • No
  1. Will you volunteer at the next Australian Deaf Games
  • Definitely- 17
  • Very likely – 8
  • Fairly likely – 9
  • Not likely – 1
  1. What did you enjoy most about your volunteer experience at the 2024 Australian Deaf Games
  • Meeting people
  • Working with people
  • Being part of the community
  • Being valued
  • Inclusiveness + energy + gratitude
  • Learn / improve a new language 
  1. What did you least enjoy at the 2024 Australian Deaf Games
  • The unknown
  • Lack of knowledge – venues and updated programs
  1. How likely are you to recommend volunteering at future Australian Deaf Games – 1 will not to 10 absolutely 
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7 – 4
  • 8 – 6
  • 9 – 5
  • 10 – 20
  1. What could have been done to improve your experience
  • Nothing
  • Less travel between venues
  • More knowledge about sport / venues and social program
  • No reply