Fundraising Committee member

About Fundraising Committee member

A surf lifesaving club’s fundraising committee plays a very important role. Surf club operations are costly and membership fees alone with simply not meet these costs. Surf clubs often undertake a broad number of fundraising activities yearly and it is the chair of the fundraising committee who will drive these activities.

  • Establishes fundraising goals in conjunction with the management committee
  • Encourages member participation in fundraising activities
  • Makes sure that legal requirements related to fundraising are fulfilled
  • Prepare and submit grant applications with committee
  • Prepare and present funding requests to municipal councils with president & treasurer
  • Seeks out & researches new fundraising ideas
  • Become familiar with and adhere to management committee policy

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:


This program is designed to assist personnel build leadership skills for use in their club environment.

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This program is designed for young people moving into leadership roles within their clubs.

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There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

  • Ability to delegate tasks
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to use technology (create presentations and track data)
  • Ability to effectively coordinate volunteers

How do I make it happen?

Committee appointments are normally handled by clubs. Please speak to your local club administrators for further information. https://sls.com.au/club-directory/

Other Opportunities Related to Fundraising Committee member

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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What other options might suit me?

If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:

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