Nippers is run by parents. Many hands make light work so please contact your age manager or a member of the Junior Activities Committee to express your interest in assisting in one of the numerous roles essential for the on-going operation of the junior program.

We need volunteers for the following:

  • BBQ Duty on Sunday mornings (as per BBQ Roster)
  • Setting up the beach at 7.45am each Sunday and putting equipment away
  • Water Safety (must hold Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate)
  • Setting up and pulling down equipment at Carnivals
  • Carnival Officials
  • BBQ Coordinator
  • Friday night Raffles
  • Age Managers
  • Assistant Age Managers
  • Committee Members
  • Ripper Nipper Co-ordinator
  • Helping out at training Camps
  • Equipment management


The popular Cabarita Beach Nippers BBQ is our primary source of community fund raising. Each Age group is required to complete their duties on the BBQ approximately three times per season. Please check the roster contained within the season calendar.  The BBQ teams are always happy for extra hands so please check if help is needed particularly at busy times.  Funds raised from the BBQ directly benefit your child.

BBQ set up starts at 7.45am and finishes at approximately 11.30pm.  Duties include BBQ set up/food prep/ice drinks/cooking, pack down, wash up, clean up and rubbish removal.


The beach is set up every Sunday morning before Nippers with sprint tracks, flag areas, water areas and a dedicated U6/U7 activity area.  Your Age Group will be rostered a few times during the season to help out.

This is the perfect opportunity to help out if you are an early riser!  Please ask your Age Manager or contact our  Junior Activities Coordinator who sets up for the beach for further details.


Water Safety is an essential volunteer role ensuring our Nipper’s safety.  You can spot water safety by their orange shirts and caps.  The Club must meet the water safety requirements listed by SLSA in order to conduct water activities beyond waist deep water.  Many parents complete their Bronze and in doing so enjoy the learning experience and getting a greater understanding of surf lifesaving. It’s also a great way to spend time with your child in an activity you can both enjoy together. If we don’t have the required number of Water Safety officers then a water activity cannot be conducted.

  • Current Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate
  • Training course which combines theory and practical, covering knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness. Course outline on SLSNSW website
  • Generally held over a few weeks, including weeknights and weekends
  • Courses are advertised throughout the year
  • Enables you to patrol Cabarita Beach as a Volunteer Surf Lifesaver [link to Cabarita LSC/Lifesaving]
  • Cabrita Beach SLSC full membership for insurance purposes
  • Water safety uniform – provided as required
  • Bronze Medallion holders must pass an annual proficiency.

For further information you can talk to your Age Manger or express your interest by emailing training@cabaslsc.org.au.

When you help

There are no set hours for water safety.  You can help at:

  • Sunday Nippers;
  • Ocean training sessions;
  • Carnivals (you can specify the water area you would like to help in so that you can watch your child).

All Water Safety must sign in with the Patrol Captain.



Each Age Group needs a volunteer Age Manager and Assistants.  This team of volunteers leads the age group each week by running activities, educating and coaching the Nippers.  The Assistants also help run Nippers if not involved at Carnivals.

Age Managers are appointed at the beginning of each season. No previous experience is required to be an Assistant so please talk to your Age Manager about getting involved.  The online course is free & can also be completed through your Member Portal.


Nippers is run by a committee of volunteers.  Parents leave the Club as their children finish Nippers so we are always in need of fresh ideas, new office bearers and volunteers.
Find our current office bearers and the roles available.



At Carnivals each club is required to provide a minimum number of carnival officials who run the activities.  You can specify the area you would like to officiate in so this is a chance to get a ringside seat to the action!

  • Complete an online accreditation course through the SLSA Members Portal.
  • Complete a practical assessment at a Carnival.

Details of courses will be made available on the Club website, Facebook or you can talk to your Age Manager.