If you’re looking for a team-building experience that’s not only fun but also contributes a worthy cause, you’ve come to the right place!
Scooping up iconic Strawberry Sundaes brings smiles to the faces of Ekka showgoers and gives hours to researchers who are striving to help people live healthier for longer.
The corporate volunteering opportunity will bring your team together and offers a way to showcase your brand/business to thousands of people at the RNA Showgrounds.
Our corporate volunteering teams are instrumental to the success of this event, so we thank you for considering this opportunity!
Team volunteering has numerous benefits that will translate to your office after your shift, including;
You will also receive a FREE entry pass for the Ekka on the day of your shift. Enjoy the rides, shop the showbags or meet your family in the evening to watch the fireworks.
And to top it all off, you’ll be treated to a FREE Strawberry Sundae at the end of your shift (yum yum!).
Get out in the community, and showcase your brand at one of Brisbane's biggest events!
Break away from traditional team building. Give your team an amazing day at the Ekka, while helping create a great giving culture at your business.
It's more than ice cream. Every sundae your team scoops helps to support researchers working on conditions impacting 90% of Australians.
See some of the teams that have already supported The Common Good with their super-scooper skills!
Ekka volunteering was an incredible way for our team to come together and give back to the community. It was a really fun way to build teamwork outside of the office.Catherine, Network 10
Our team thoroughly enjoyed the Ekka volunteering - a sense of nostalgia for many - and a great way to bring our team together, have some fun and give back to not just a great cause, but the city of Brisbane.Emma, Vicinity Centres
All of your team mates must register and complete their training before April 17. We then open the remaining volunteering shifts to the general public to ensure we have enough volunteers trained and ready for Ekka.
Yes! However, you will need to meet the minimum capacity of volunteers for your selected stall. Our smaller sites at Kids Carnival, The Plaza and Alexandria Street require 12 volunteers to run the stall. Our larger sites at Amusements and on Gregory Terrace will require 18 volunteers to run the stall. If you do not meet these operational minimums, The Common Good will recruit additional volunteers to fill remaining spaces.
Absolutely! When you register you can select what times and days you would like to volunteer.
Some companies require a corporate volunteer form to be completed, this is an internal decision and can vary from business to business. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require assistance with completing one of these forms.
These things can happen, and there are a couple of options! If you have anther staff member who would like to volunteer in their place, you can email email@example.com with their details and we can make the change. If you’re unable to find a replacement The Common Good will recruit additional volunteers from our public volunteering pool.
You sure can. You can go to the Volunteer Portal and select 'Forgot Password' to request a password reset link. An email to reset your password will be sent to the email address that was used to register the team. If you have trouble, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately No. Due to the RNA regulations we are unable to have third party signage around the stall. You can promote your team through the use of team shirts or hats!
Your team will be running the stall, from customer service, sundae scooping, cutting strawberries and cleaning. You will get the whole immersive experience of the Ekka Strawberry Sundae Stall.
All volunteer shifts last approximately 4.5 hours. However, please check your selected timeslot for the exact duration of your volunteering shift.
Closed in shoes are a must! The stall will provide you with all your PPE gloves, hairnet and aprons. Tidy clothes that’s easy to move around in. We also recommend that evening volunteers dress warmly. We hope to see you in a corporate t-shirt to help promote your brand!
Minimum age to volunteer for the Ekka Strawberry Sundae stalls is 16, and they will require an adult supervisor to volunteer with them for the duration of their volunteering shift.
Yes! All volunteers will receive a short online module that they must complete before attending their shift. Before you start your shift your Stall Supervisor will go through all the details and give you some hands on training. You would have also received the volunteer handbook which outlines the volunteering details and a how to on scooping! You can find this handbook in the Volunteer Portal request a copy by emailing email@example.com.
There are many ways you can support The Common Good and the life-changing medical research projects we fund. This includes through payroll giving, fundraising, our Buying Time corporate giving platform, or by making a donation. You can find more by exploring our website.
Email our events team and one of our event team will be in contact with you. Due to the large volume of enquires our team receives, please allow up to 48 hours for a response.
We would love for your team to join us at this year’s Ekka!
Contact us to start planning your corporate volunteering experience.