|.||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!
ATTRIBUTES OF A GOOD NIGHT HOOPS VOLUNTEER
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.