Volunteer for the Paddle to Battle Depression

Volunteer for the Paddle to Battle Depression

On Saturday the 15th of October The White Cloud Foundation will host the Paddle to Battle Depression. The 35km paddle down the Brisbane river will raise funds and awareness for Queenslanders fighting depression….. and we could use your help!

We are putting the call out for a variety of volunteer roles and we would love to hear from you.

Watercraft Marshals

This role will provide assistance to paddlers as they enter and exit the water with their craft. You may help to direct vehicles as they launch craft, help craft in and out of the river or marshal the area where craft can be left during lunch breaks. Some physical handling of water craft may be required.

We have 3 entry/exit points on the course where marshals could be of assistance, you are welcome to volunteer for only one location and time – you do not have to commit to all three. You will be required to provide your own transport to and from the locations below.

1. Event Launch: You will be needed from 7.15 am – 9.15 am at Kookaburra Park, Karana Downs.

2. Lunch break: You will be needed from 11.30 am – 1.15 pm at Richardson Park, Goodna

3. Finish Line: You will be needed from 2.30 – 4.00 pm at Fig Tree Pocket River Reserve.

BBQ Cooks

A post event BBQ will take place a Fig Tree Pocket River Reserve and we would welcome some volunteer sausage sizzlers! You will be needed from about 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm

On Water Safety Craft.

An important role to ensure the safety of paddlers. We are calling for additional volunteers who may be able to provide and skipper a powered safety vessel, either a boat or jet-ski. You will be required for the full day from around 8.30 am until approx. 3.30 pm. We may be able to help with relocating a trailer from start line to finish line. Please get in touch if you can help in this capacity and we will work with you to make it happen.

General Volunteers

If you would like to assist in another capacity please do not hesitate to get in touch. We would love a hand with setting up water stations, serving lunch and other general duties. We welcome your support!

For more information or to register as a volunteer please email [email protected]

or call Melissa on 0479178281

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