Melbourne is looking forward to hosting the Rotary International Convention in May 2023. A most liveable city with much to offer - we wish to demonstrate a warm and friendly welcome to all Rotarians attending from around the globe. 

A vital part of this is to have an engaged and energised volunteer team to assist all visitors during the Convention. We wish to include volunteers from all ages and backgrounds and create a diverse team. Volunteers may be Rotarians or Non Rotarians - we encourage family and friends and all likeminded people - to be part of this wonderful opportunity to showcase Rotary and Melbourne. 

Calls for volunteers are open now (register here). The registration process shall require you to provide some general information - including name , contact details and details of any special skill set you may be able to offer as a volunteer. Please register as a volunteer before accessing the Job and Shift process. It shall take a few days after you register before you can access the Jobs and Shifts selection.

The second part of the volunteering process will ask you to select from the various jobs and shifts for which you can volunteer. You shall be able to select your desired shift from the dates and times that are available. Most of the shifts shall be for a period of four hours. You shall be able to volunteer for multiple shifts over multiple days - or a single shift on a single day - every contribution assists with the running of the Convention. This process is now available. Each Shift shall provide job descriptions and other information to assist with the various roles required.

Job and Shift selection for Registered Volunteers

After clicking on the link the steps are as follows :

  • To access, provide your name and email as detailed in your Volunteer Registration.
  • Jobs are listed according to venues. You can filter the Jobs according to Job, Location, Date and Calendar.
  • View description – click here to view a Shift position and further information. Maps are included for Rod Laver Arena and Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre to assist with volunteer placement.
  • Select a Shift or Shifts by ticking the box.
  • Scroll down to the bottom and accept the terms and enter you name.
  • Click on Sign Up as a Volunteer.
  • You shall receive a confirmation email booking your Shift.

Volunteers shall be required to complete online training through our dedicated Volunteer Learning Centre (VLC) prior to attending their shift. Volunteers shall be emailed the details on how to access the VLC – a link to the VLC is also located here:

Volunteer Learning Centre

Training shall provide key information for volunteers to assist delegates during the Convention. The VLC includes a Q&A forum, Glossary, Checklists and a Resource Centre with Maps and Apps to assist you as a volunteer.

Volunteers who work inside the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre in the House of Friendship shall be required to be a registered convention delegate. Volunteers shall also need to have a valid Working with Children check and are recommended to be Fully vaccinated against Covid 19. 

Volunteers shall be updated by email as planning continues and when further Jobs and Shifts are available as we approach the Convention dates. 

Thank you for being part of the Volunteer team and a Rotary Ambassador for the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne 2023.