Night Hoops

.NH Midland 6 WHAT IS NIGHT HOOPS?

The people at Night Hoops think that every young person should have access to safe, positive, and fun options on weekend nights.

They offer a basketball based program for at-risk young people, aged 12-18, that sees them compete in a six week tournament on  Saturday nights for the Night Hoops Community Trophy.

 

But Night Hoops is about much more than basketball. It also provides young people with opportunities to learn valuable life-skills through nightly workshops, to establish connections with local volunteers, police, and other service providers, and to enjoy a safe, structured atmosphere where positive behaviour is rewarded.

Night Hoops tournaments are places communities come together to enjoy the competition, the sportsmanship, and the fun of playing basketball till late.
This is your chance to interact with Indigenous youth in a buzzing environment, where everyone has fun

 

WHAT A VOLUNTEER DOES

Night Hoops volunteers are team mentors, scorers, workshop assistants, catering assistants, bus drivers, and general supervisers. That is, they do not need to have basketball experience!

 

.NH Midland 8

ATTRIBUTES OF A GOOD NIGHT HOOPS VOLUNTEER

  • A desire to work with at risk young males and females aged 12-18 in a structured, positive and safe environment
  • A current and valid Working With Children Check or a receipt from Australia Post to demonstrate you have applied for one. (For more information go to www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au/checkwwc) (you can collect the form the Volunteer Hub or your local post office)
  • Be available on Saturday nights from 7pm till midnight for the 6 week program  (you can elect to do all or some of these dates when you register as a volunteer)
  • Be able to travel to and from either the Cockburn or Midland programs

 

WHY VOLUNTEER FOR NIGHT HOOPS?

  • You’ll be contributing to a successful program that will make a positive difference to the lives of up to 50 young people each Saturday.
  • You’ll get valuable experience interacting with at-risk youth—essential for all budding teachers, psychologists, nurses, social workers, community development specialists and people who want to make a positive impact upon the future of our community.
  • Guaranteed fun time every Saturday night!

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Please follow these steps:

  • Go to www.nighthoops.org
  • Click on ‘Players and volunteers REGISTER HERE’ (you can choose between the Midland and Fremantle/Cockburn tournaments)

Because Night Hoops runs several tournaments a year, this volunteering opportunity allows you to accrue 40 hours of volunteer work that can be recognised on your degree through The Guild’s Community and Career Skills Development Transcript Application. One tournament alone, if you do every Saturday, will give you 30 hours towards this total.