One way you can support Rebound WA is to volunteer. We are fortunate to have some fantastic volunteers who get involved in many aspects of our work. In many ways they are the lifeblood of Rebound WA as we simply couldn’t manage without them.
You can volunteer to help out with sporting competitions, coaching, recreational activities, our family and junior camps and a variety of events that we hold for our vibrant and active community. If you are interested in volunteering at Rebound WA please contact us.
Celebrating our Volunteers
To get you inspired, here are just a few examples of our wonderful volunteers and how they help make a difference in the lives of children and adults living with disability.
Meet Ben Holyoake
Ben won our Volunteer of the Year award for 2016. He started volunteering with Rebound WA four years ago after many years of playing sports with our programs. He helps out with wheelchair basketball, junior camps, the Whiz Kidz program, our quiz nights and Sports Star awards. He clearly loves volunteering as he is also involved in the WA State Emergencies Services volunteering program.
“I didn’t expect to win the volunteer of the year award and I’m very proud of it.”
Meet Linley Black
Linley has been volunteering at Rebound WA junior and family camps for just over three years. She found out about us through her nursing work in spinal clinics and was happy to lend her support and her skills. She also helps out by taking kids along to sports events and competitions.
“I really do enjoy the camps. Seeing all these beautiful children become active independent young adults is great.”
Meet Mark Bannister
Mark has been volunteering with Rebound WA since 2008 when his son Andrew joined Rebound WA. He has coached track and field para-athletes to numerous junior and senior national records as well as medals at national championships. He has also helped out with the para-cycling program and wheelchair rugby, junior camps and our community Christmas party,
“I get to see athletes come down to training and despite their level of disability they have a go and end up achieving goals that when they started they would have thought impossible.”
Meet Kerry Filkin
Kerry became involved in Rebound WA as a volunteer in 2011, helping out with our fund raising program to bring in much needed financial support and partnerships. She has also been our quiz master for several years at our extremely popular quiz nights.
“I love how Rebound WA really focus attention on the ability rather than the disability, which I think is inspiring, especially for new members and younger members.”
Meet Brett Cole
Brett started volunteering at Rebound WA during his practicum work experience while studying Exercise and Sports Science at Edith Cowan University and enjoyed it so much he kept going. He gets involved with the junior ‘Little Dribblers’ basketball program, and has also helped out quite a few camps and our quiz nights.
“Seeing kids grow up, not just in a sporting sense but also growing up as wonderful young people is really great.”
Meet Elissa Thomson
Elissa has been a Rebound WA member since 1999 when she moved to WA from Victoria, participating in competitive swimming, track and field and basketball. She won the Best and Fairest female competitor at the 2001 Junior Nationals. More recently she started volunteering for the junior basketball program. Elissa has recently gained her qualification in scuba diving.
“It is great to be able to give back to the kids coming through.”