There’s a role for everyone in Surf Life Saving, and the experiences and opportunities that you’ll face each day are never the same.
The skills you learn along the way will not only save lives and help the community, but potentially put you on the pathway to places you never thought possible.
You will also meet people from all walks of life, form lifelong friendships and have fun along the way.
We save lives, and we change lives.
Find your pathway.
Have you ever thought about becoming a surf lifesaver? Or perhaps you’re already a member and would like to know what other opportunities are available to you within the movement?
Each and every year, thousands of men, women and young adults across the state line up to patrol Queensland’s coastline, providing a vital community service and saving thousands of lives in the process.
However, off the beach and behind the scenes, there are literally hundreds of other jobs and opportunities available to those who aren’t confident in the water or don’t want to get their feet wet. Whether it’s a surf sports coach, a club treasurer, a BBQ coordinator or a junior activities age manager, there’s a role for everyone in surf life saving.
Importantly, becoming a surf lifesaver also offers many opportunities both within and outside of the movement.
There is an almost endless scope of lifesaving-related careers available to members, the likes of taking up a medical profession or joining the Defence Force or other emergency services, and many of these doors are opened and supported by the skills learnt during your time as a surf lifesaver.
The Pathways project is all about showcasing the opportunities that lifesaving opens up to all, regardless of age, gender, shape or size. We’ve used real volunteers to share real stories about their involvement within the movement – how it’s shaped them personally, and benefited them professionally.
Whether you’re a new member, current member or a lifesaver returning after a few years’ break, we encourage you to look through the countless opportunities that are available for you to pursue, both on and off the beach. It might just put you on the pathway to a place you never imagined.
Find your current role to discover where surf lifesaving can lead you OR enter an area of interest to explore other possibilities within surf lifesaving.
Select an area of interest, such as patrol member, to find out more information.
Age Managers play a crucial and fundamental role within the Junior Activities program, taking responsibility for the care, safety, well-being and development of junior lifesavers. As an Age Manager, you will provide young members within the movement with the skills, knowledge and experience to assist their development from nippers into future lifesavers. The goal is to enrich the lives of junior members through the delivery of surf life saving knowledge and skills in a fun and safe aquatic environment.
Depending on the size of the group of juniors that you are working with, you may be supported by an assistant or other qualified coaches and trainers who can teach specific skills.
ANTHONY - AGE MANAGER
Age managers are required to:
Age Managers are required to complete the following components:
The theory component of age manager training will cover:
The mentor signing off the practical beach assessments will ensure age managers are able to demonstrate the following:
If you wish to take your passion for Junior Activities to a higher level and be directly involved in the running of Junior Activities within your club, branch or state, the next step is to take on the role of Club Junior Activities Chairperson, Youth and Membership Development Officer, Team Manager or undertake your Trainer and Assessors course.