Why Volunteer

Volunteering with the RACV Energy Breakthrough is a fantastic way of making a valuable contribution and real difference in your community. We offer a wide range of volunteering roles and invite you to match your skills and experience with areas of interest to you. Meet like-minded people, have fun and feel great about making a positive difference.

We need over 700 volunteers to come together in Maryborough each November to help make the event memorable, fun and safe for 5,000 students from 150 schools in 350 teams.

In 2009, 2012 and 2013, the event scored the Victorian Tourism Award for Best Festival and Event – and we are keen to maintain our high standards.

Whilst age is no limit, we’d love to see new young people become more involved in planning and administration of the event. (Of course, that’s not to say that we will turn away willing helpers!)

RACV EB vs. Others

The RACV Energy Breakthrough is slightly different to other events you may have worked on or volunteered with. By supporting four days of education, science, technology, learning and excitement amongst 10,000 students, teachers, spectators and volunteers – we have hundreds, if not thousands of jobs that need doing across this education extravaganza.

In other words, we have a job for everyone. All age groups, all abilities – and we want you!

All volunteers receive:

  • An event polo shirt (mandatory to wear on event days)
  • Event credentials (lanyard)
  • An event cap (if you like!)
  • Food and Drink
  • A Certificate of Appreciation
  • A Letter of Thanks from the Organisers
  • New friends
  • A rewarding experience
  • An event that you will come to love and (hopefully) return to, year after year
Current Roles
  • Judge – Display & Presentation
  • Judge – Design & Construction
  • Judge / Marshall– Pushcarts

  • Judge – Innovations in Technology
  • HPV Marshal

  • Event Management Support

  • MC – Track Side Entertainment (Stages)

  • Social Media Team (Creating online content)
  • EBTV Producer
  • Wi-Fi Support
  • Admin Support
  • And lot’s more… just ask as there’s always more to be done.


  • A valid Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • A fun, approachable and friendly face
  • A passion for:
    • education
    • volunteering
    • science
    • technology
    • hard work
    • all of the above