Parent Helpers

As most of you would know, the Nippers Program depends entirely on help from parents of the children involved. Without you, it simply cannot run.

Roles vary enormously; some are small, some are not so small, some are beach based, some are more administrative. Some are during the 2 weeks of Nippers, others are more pre season. Whatever your situation or preferred helper role, we can find something to suit you.

A minimum of 1 parent (or sibling 15 years or older) is required, from each Nipper family, to fill a Parent Helper role.

Multiple Roles may be selected for single or multiple family helpers. Roles will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. You may be asked to fulfil an alternative role should a role be over subscribed.

Age Group Manager (AGM)
(1 per Nipper group, 16 total)
We need:
Mozzies AGM Girl/Boy
U10 Boys AGM
Leader of a Nipper Age Group (20-30 children) 1 hour online course & flexible 2 hour practical component at Fairhaven
AGM assistant
(beach & water)
Assist AGM with beach & water activities

Mozzie Boys = 4  Mozzie Girls = 4
U7 Boys = 4   U7 Girls = 4
U8 Boys = 4  U8 Girls = 4
U9 Boys = 2  U9 Girls = 2
U10 Boys = 2  U10 Girls = 2
U11 Boys = 2  U11 Girls = 2
U12 Boys = 2  U12 Girls = 2
U13 Boys = 2  U13 Girls = 2

Nil formal
AGM admin assistant
(1 per Nipper group, 16 total)
Assist AGM with admin tasks eg role call, liase with parents & with data entry officer re competition skills & entry Nil formal
Water Safety Officer Water safety either attached to an age group or Swim /Board section SRC or Bronze Medallion required.
Age Group Gear Steward
(1 per Nipper group, 16 total)
Set up flag, take age group tub to & from beach each day, assist with gear on beach Nil formal
BBQ Coordinators
(2 people)
To collect bread and sausages from Anglesea each day and Co-ordinate set up, cooking & serving of BBQ each Nipper Session.
1 age group per nipper session to provide 4 parent helpers to cook and serve – refer roster
Nil formal.
First Aid Officer
(1 per Nipper session)
To provide first aid as needed during Nipper session Nursing/medical/paramedic
Competition data entry for Cosy Corner (4 people from U9-13) Take details of Cosy Corner registrations on Sat 31st Dec. Data entry and taking payments (3-4 hours) Short training session on day
Gear Distribution Manager Co-ordinate Gear pack sorting on Boxing Day afternoon (3H) & gear distribution for late comers as needed on Dec 27 am (from 9.15am – 10.30) Nil formal, to liase with Tanya and Mel
Gear Distribution Helpers
(5 people required)
To assist with gear pack sorting and distribution to New Nippers on Boxing Day afternoon (2H) Nil formal, to liase with Tanya & Gear Distribution manager
Gear stock take helpers During the last Nippers Session sort & count any left over gear, and wash/count & store AGM/AGM assistant & water safety tops at end of program Nil
Specialist coaches Board, swim, running, surfing coach
Competition Manager To assist with all aspects of Nipper competitions: team planning, parent helpers, gear transport
IRB Driver or Crew IRB Driver or Crew as needed at Nipper sessions & carnivals IRB Driver or Crew award
Beach Set Up
(1 per Nipper group, 16 total)
9.30am – 10am Each Nipper Session Nil formal
Beach Pack Up
(1 per Nipper group, 16 total)
12.15pm – 12.45pm Each Nipper Session
Assist with beach up pack up and store equipment.
Nil formal
Merchandise Shop Helpers Liaise with Merchandise Shop Coordinators Nil formal