Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria (BSRV) is a not for profit organisation with a mission to improve the physical health, emotional well-being and social inclusion of Victorians who are blind or vision impaired by developing and supporting sport and active recreational opportunities.

BSRV offers and facilitates a range of sports and activities including Blind Tennis, AFL, Cricket, Goalball, Running, Table Tennis, soccer, group walking program, Walking buddy program, Golf, Lawn bowls, Online Fitness Classes, Gym Programs, Aqua Fit program, Active Teens, Children’s Programs and more!

We are on the look out for a volunteer to be a sighted guide for our sport and recreation programs. In particular, our weekly Gym Program, Blind Tennis Program, and Group walking programs. We offer training and ongoing support in being a sighted guide, and you gain invaluable skills and experience in how to guide others, be inclusive and improve access and inclusion for people who are blind and vision impaired, while having lots of fun along the way!

The role

Gym Buddy Program

Provide sighted guiding to a gym participant, guide them through a gym circuit, changing weights and orienting them to the machinery. Gym program is overseen by a personal trainer.

Blind Tennis Program

Provide sighted guiding to Blind Tennis participants, orienting them to the court, feeding balls, collecting balls, scoring and generally offering assistance to the program. Tennis program is overseen by a tennis coach.

Group Walking Program

Additionally, students selected to volunteer in the gym or tennis programs may also be offered opportunity to attend group walking events and be a sighted guide for a blind or vision impaired participant. Volunteers will need to make their own way to and from the venues or designated meeting points.

How to apply

More information about requirements, dates, times, and locations for this opportunity can be found on InPlace. Students can also apply to any available opportunity directly through InPlace. For information and tools on how to use InPlace, please refer to 'Applying with InPlace' module in the Community Engagement Canvas Course.

Before applying for an opportunity please ensure:

  • You understand and will follow any COVID-safe practices as determined by ACU, the organisation offering this opportunity or the public health orders of your state.
  • You are willing to undertake further processing as required and acknowledge that your ACU email address and the information you provide in your application will be shared with the organisation that offers this opportunity. The organisation will keep your personal information confidential.
  • You have read the 'Safety and Wellbeing' module in the Community Engagement course.

Opportunities are available in line with the needs of our community partners. If this opportunity is not listed in InPlace it may not be open, it may be at capacity, or you may not be eligible.

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If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact ACU Engagement.

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