With spring arriving, NOW is the time to start assembling our 2018 volunteer army as our recruitment drive hits top gear. We need 700 people to volunteer to help make the Energy Breakthrough memorable, fun and safe. This year, we’ll be holding online briefing sessions to help prospective and past volunteers better understand their role.

The Energy Breakthrough will continue to be as popular as ever before, with our organising team looking forward to a hugely successful event which brings in more than $4 million into the Central Goldfields Shire region each year. But, without the significant on-the-ground personnel of the RACV, the event is also in need of MORE volunteers than ever!

Without volunteers, the Energy Breakthrough wouldn’t be as successful as it is, Central Goldfields Shire Administrator Hugh Delahunty said.

“Volunteers are a key component for the Energy Breakthrough,” Hugh said.

“Without our very supportive volunteers, the event couldn’t run as smoothly or as successfully as it has in the past. I really encourage anyone who wants to help out to put up their hand and contribute to this fantastic community event.”

Event Director, John Stafford, added that the roles required changed over different days of the event:
“Across the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday we need volunteers to judge the student’s efforts in the Display & Presentation and Design & Construction assessments.

“As the event rolls on into Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we need many marshals and stage crews to help ensure the safe running of our puschart trials, plus the 8-, 14- and 24- hour on-track trials and practice sessions for our Human Powered and Energy Efficient Vehicles.”

What can you do?

Volunteers can get involved in the event by volunteering in many areas including – but not limited to – judging, marshalling, event setup support, communications/event operations centre support, being an MC as part of the trackside entertainment team and the social media team.

Volunteering at the Energy Breakthrough is a great opportunity to get work or life skills, make new friends and connections while having fun.

An online training program is available for all new and returning marshals.


All volunteers will also be provided with guidance and support and training for the various roles available at the event, including a number of online briefing sessions. Details will be forwarded to everyone who registers their interest to volunteer via our sign-up form.

Briefing #1: Intro to Volunteering at the Energy Breakthrough

  1. What are the roles and what do they involve?
  2. Safety – Marshal training and Working With Children’s Check requirements
  3. Accommodation options
  4. Volunteer perks!

Date: Monday 17th September
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Format: Online Webinar via Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/EBmaryborough)

Briefing #2: Volunteer Check-In

1/ What are the roles and what do they involve? What areas need MORE volunteers?
2/ Introducing Team Leaders for each role.
2/ Safety: Marshal training and Working With Children’s Check requirements
3/ Accommodation options (Update)
4/ Volunteer perks!

Date: Thursday 25th October
Time: 7:15pm – 8:15pm
Format: Online Webinar via Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/EBmaryborough)

Express Your Interest

To volunteer at the 2018 Energy Breakthrough, sign-up now >