Join the team

We simply could not achieve everything we do over the seven days at the Zespri AIMS Games Sporting Championships without the energy and expertise of our volunteers. They play a vital role in our event delivery, and we are always keen to hear from people with time and skills to give.

If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you!

  1. Read and understand the Zespri AIMS Games guidelines for volunteers below.

  2. Fill in your details HERE or by clicking the button below and then submit, we will touch base with you in the coming months.


Guidelines for volunteers 

At the Zespri AIMS Games we want all want tamariki and rangatahi to play and develop in a safe and supportive environment, where they are encouraged to gain maximum enjoyment from what they are doing.

To achieve this goal, volunteers have a responsibility to ensure we follow good practice. Reading and understanding this material Is required in order to become an Zespri AIMS Games volunteer. 

Some guidelines to remember: 

As an adult, it is your responsibility to establish and maintain clear professional boundaries with children and young people in sport. The following outlines good practice and how to establish boundaries in a range of situations. Please read and understand these guidelines, and If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Zespri AIMS Games Tournament Director.

  1. Do not intimidate, harass, bully, humiliate, threaten, pressure, or undermine a child. 

  2. Ensure that language Is age appropriate when talking to children. 

  3. Create a safe and open environment for children that also reduces the risk to staff and volunteers. 

  4. Avoid situations that may lead to questions being raised over your motivations and intentions.

  5. Avoid private or unobserved situations with a child. Always have another adult present when working with children, or work with groups of children. 

  6. Ensure that all physical contact with children is relevant and appropriate to the activity being undertaken. 

  7. Do not engage in communication with a child on a one-on-one basis through social media, texting other than for relevant coach/athlete feedback or administration. 

  8. Do not drink alcohol in the presence of children and never offer alcohol to children. 

Key definitions: 

  • Bullying is repeated, unreasonable behaviour directed towards a person or a group of people that can have a significant impact on them. It may create a risk to their physical and/or mental health and safety. The person or people acting in this way may not intend to cause harm or may not see their behaviour as bullying. 

  • Child A child is a person under the age of 14. 

  • Child abuse is the harming (whether physically, emotionally, or sexually), ill-treatment, abuse, neglect, or deprivation of any child or young person. 

  • Vulnerability is situational. An adult may be vulnerable to abuse for a number of reasons. 

  • Young person A person of or over the age of 14 years but under 18 years. 

Note: For the purposes of these guidelines, the word child encompasses children and young people.