Midnight Basketball Australia
is an Endorsed ACNC Charity
Thank you for your interest in joining your local Midnight Basketball Liverpool Management Committee.
With the support of over 2,500 dedicated and highly professional volunteers nationally, Committees have run over 250 Tournaments in metropolitan, regional and remote locations across Australia with over 105,000 Player attendances to provide a high energy, positive and structured activity on Friday and Saturday nights.
Your contribution and involvement are integral to the ongoing success in delivering these high quality uplifting Tournaments with the help of committed and enthusiastic Tournament Night volunteers, who are passionate about supporting and changing the lives of all local teenagers.
A local Volunteer Management Committee organises each Midnight Basketball Liverpool Tournament.
As a Committee member, you are welcome and encouraged, but not required to attend all Tournament nights and no prior basketball knowledge is required. Training and support is provided for all roles.
The online Tournament Management System (TMS) automates a lot of the delivery requirement and contains extensive help guides and templates to run your Tournament efficiently. As a local Committee member, you are also supported by Midnight Basketball Australia, through your Chair, for support whenever you need it.
As the backbone of the Tournament Model, our Tournaments would not run without the support and careful planning by the Committee and we are always looking for motivated people to join us, so it gives us great pleasure to see your interest.
Have a read through the following role descriptions and see if this is you? We look forward to meeting and working with you and answering any questions you may have.
Responsible for leading and overseeing Committee planning, delivery and post-Tournament activities for the local Midnight Basketball Tournament.
Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of both forecast and actual Tournament budget in compliance with Australian taxation standards, and managing the budget pre, during and post Tournament.
The Committee is not responsible for the bank account holding the funds or transmitting payments to suppliers.
Responsible for engaging with diverse sectors of the community to identify and secure in-kind support as well as funds required to run each Tournament. Work closely with the Committee to:
Responsible for organising the supply and quality of all logistical components of the Tournament, as well as the recruitment and retention of Tournament night roles requiring professional qualifications and/or specific prior experience. Works with the Committee to ensure logistical requirements supplied are from within the local community, and at a high quality standard, sourced either in-kind or at the best possible rate available.
Co-ordinate supply and rostering of stadium arrangements, security, catering, referees, buses, administrative and other items.
Responsible for overseeing all activities related to raising awareness of Midnight Basketball in the local community and ensuring the brand is strictly aligned to the strategic objectives of the Program Model to maximise benefit for the youth participants. This is achieved through:
Responsible for the co-ordination and development of the motivational Mentoring Session program for the Tournament to meet local objectives and the requirements of the Midnight Basketball Program Model including the life skills young people need to increase job readiness and the ability to transition to independent living and a happy, well lived life. This is achieved through:
Responsible for engaging with the local community to recruit, retain and roster volunteers to support the Tournament through the development and implementation of a volunteer recruitment plan. This includes:
Midnight Basketball is a social inclusion program that targets all youth in communities which will involve a broad marketing program combined with extra activities to engage disadvantaged and marginalised youth who will be directly targeted to ensure they are identified and aware of the program and feel very welcome to attend.
Responsible for developing and implementing the Youth Recruitment Plan for the Tournament, including engaging with the Youth and Family Services sector, high schools, and other organisations.
Work closely with the Committee to:
Report to: All Committee Roles report to the Chair. The Chair and Committee are responsible to the Program Participant, and MBAustralia’s GMCommunities as required.
“I really encourage you to bring your skills to help this Committee. There is a wide range of experience due to the varied backgrounds of the people involved, from youth workers to sports administrators, bookkeepers and those who have been on other volunteer committees. It is amazing how different people bring different knowledge and common sense. Please call us !”