Are you passionate about promoting good mental health in Australia?
Beyond Blue is proud to be the official charity partner of Brisbane Coastrek 2021 and we’re excited to invite you to join us on Friday 23 July 2021 for a fun and rewarding day outdoors as part of Beyond Blue’s community working to improve mental health and support suicide prevention.
Brisbane Coastrek is a life-changing 60km or 30km team walking challenge that’s all about fun, fitness and fundraising! Teams have up to 10 hours to complete their walking adventure, having raised vital funds for Beyond Blue’s 24/7 Support Service so everyone in Australia has the opportunity to talk through their concerns with a trained mental health professional.
The walk takes Coastrekkers along the Sunshine Coast's stunning seaside trails, journeying from Caloundra to Noosa.
To date, Coastrek has inspired more than 40,000 people to get moving in nature and has raised over $30 million for charity.
We are looking for 80 volunteers to help out at this incredible event, with multiple shifts available including all day, morning and afternoon shifts.
On the day, volunteers can choose from several tasks, including:
encouraging and supporting the event participants, especially in moments of doubt or fatigue
coordinating rest stations for participants along the route
celebrating the event participants’ achievement at the finish line
set up and pack down of equipment and supplies
helping with participant movement, like guiding them along the correct route.
Volunteers will receive:
a Beyond Blue cap to keep
a Coastrek fluoro vest to wear during their shift
free individual entry to any Coastrek event in the 12 months following their shift!
If your work offers volunteer leave days, then why not ask if you can use your day to help support Beyond Blue? If you have any friends or family that would also be interested in helping with you, please share this information with them.
Even better, if you would like to organise a larger group to all help together through your work, sporting or community club, we would love to hear from you!
An important note on safety:
Ensuring the safety of all Beyond Blue staff and volunteers at in-person events is our top priority.
Coastrek organiser Wild Women On Top have a COVID-Safe plan in place for Brisbane Coastrek, and have committed to comply with all COVID-19 regulations.
As part of the Coastrek registration process you will be asked to agree to Wild Women On Top’s guidelines for interacting with children and a volunteer risk waiver acknowledging you are not covered by their insurance provisions in the event of injury or illness as a result of volunteering at Brisbane Coastrek.
Please know that there is no pressure to register for or attend a volunteering opportunity if you are not entirely comfortable. If circumstances change and you choose not to attend Brisbane Coastrek, you will not be precluded from opportunities in future.