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Volunteer with Sailability WA

Sailability WA programs would simply not be possible, without the dedication and generosity of our volunteer team. 

Sailability WA welcomes volunteers from all walks of life, with all skills sets welcome. There are plenty of opportunities both on and off the water, regardless of sailing and/ or boating skills.

Become a part of the volunteer team

Volunteer Roles


Volunteer to regularly skipper a Sailability WA Hansa 303 dinghy or larger keelboat on our supported sailing day. 

Pontoon Support

Volunteer to assist on the Sailability WA pontoon, helping to rig boats and assist participants on/off boats.

Shore support

Volunteer for shore support, helping to ‘meet and greet’ participants and their support team, and prepare them for sailing.

Support Sailing

Volunteer to use your own vessel (power or sail of any size) to take Sailability WA participants and their supporters out on the Swan River. 

Power Boat Drivers

Experience power boat drivers to skipper the motorised pontoon or Sailability WA support RIB (Recreational Skippers Ticket required).

Happy Volunteers

Volunteer Briefing

“Helping to create this program and to see the success it has brought to the Perth community has been remarkable, rewarding and challenging all rolled into one. The measure of its success can be seen out on the water every day, where disabled members of out community experience the joy of sailing and develop new skills that push the boundaries of what they thought was possible.”

Lee Eveleigh

Long-term Sailability WA Volunteer

Volunteer Training

Volunteer training is provided and/or facilitated for volunteers as follows:

  • Support boat training and man overboard retrieval techniques for volunteers with a Recreational Skippers Ticket,
  • Rigging the yachts, rigging the dinghies, hoisting people from wheelchairs into yachts, correct pontoon and radio operations,
  • First aid qualifications – volunteers are encouraged to keep their first aid qualifications up to date. From time-to-time Sailability will facilitate a course at the venue, with course feeds to be covered by volunteers. 


If you have some availability on Wednesdays or Thursdays throughout the sailing season (October to April), please register you ability to volunteer.

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