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Other ways to play your part

Volunteers planting a treeIf you missed out on your opportunity to volunteer with the Games, there are a number of others ways to play your part in the Games or throughout the community.

This page will regularly profile some of these opportunities:

  • HEDGE-MONY - (The Maze) is part of the Youth Program of the Cultural Festival of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and Next Wave Festival.

    Performers & Production Assistants are needed to part of this visual spectacle presented by Red Cabbage Collective. A silent mass of human hedges, made up of over 400 performers, will converge to create a vast army of foliage, forming a maze the audience can explore.

    The event takes place on March 26th 2006, the closing day of the Games at the Melbourne Museum Live Site. For more details or to register your interest please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 0439 716 175 or email

  • Plan – Goodwill (Charity) Partner – be a part of the first ever Commonwealth Games Goodwill Partnership! Volunteer for Plan during the Games and make a big difference to the lives of children in developing Commonwealth nations. For more information visit or call 13 PLAN (13 75 26).

  • Volunteering is a key community activity and many worthy opportunities exist to volunteer in the community. If you have a specific interest in volunteering, we encourage you to visit either Volunteer Search or Volunteering Australia to find out more.

  • A number of exciting opportunities, such as the Cultural Festival or the Queen’s Baton Relay are ways to participate in the Games. For further details, have a look at the Getting Involved page.

  • St John Ambulance - we want more Volunteers to help with first aid, for information visit the St John Ambulance website or call 1300 360 455.

  • Tree planting - Get your hands dirty. We are looking for volunteers to help us plant trees. Planting days will be held at 11 sites across Victoria from July 2005 onwards. To become a Commonwealth Games tree planting volunteer, please register your interest on the Greening Australia website.

  • Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Sport Development Volunteers Program...sharing sports expertise across the Commonwealth of Nations.

    In the leadup to the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, the Victorian Government is looking for skilled volunteers to work in Commonwealth countries to provide hands-on advice and assistance with local sports development.

    If you have expertise in sport development - perhaps as a coach, technician, athlete or administrator - you are invited to apply for one of these volunteer positions. Your in-country involvement will make a real and lasting difference to the sports capacity and community wellbeing of these Commonwealth countries.

    To find out more, go to the Melbourne 2006 Office of Commonwealth Games Coordination website.

  • The Next Wave Festival is presenting the official Youth Program of the Cultural Festival of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

    This involves more than 600 artists working on 70 different projects including performance, visual and media arts as well as a series of other art forms. The festival is seeking a team of volunteers to assist with ticketing, ushering, exhibition installation, gallery sitting, on the ground promotion (and more). If you are interested in finding out more, please have a look at the Next Wave Festival website.

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