In the sports sector, volunteers are key to the success of programmes and event activations, spanning across grass roots to elite level performance. Our Pacific-based Member Associations are largely run by volunteers who are instrumental in their success and development.

Serve-ing Pacific is our volunteer recognition programme. The initiative was launch in December 2021 (aligned with World Volunteer Day) and starts with a nomination process. The window to nominate a deserving volunteer is available two times per year (October and April), you can find out more details on how to nominate below.

Bringing Badminton Oceania’s values of Innovation, Excellence, Leadership, Integrity and Inclusiveness to the forefront, the initiative aims to bring the volunteers who excel in one of those areas and tell their side of the story in helping to make a difference to others lives through badminton.

Committee members of the Pacific-based Member Associations are given the opportunity to nominate individuals who could go on to win a prize. Each month, one winner is selected by a panel of Badminton Oceania’s Head Office staff and Executive Board, who will be profiled and receive a lunch in a local café and restaurant. Moreover, every six months, the previous winners over that last six-month period will be placed into a random prize draw where one winner will be drawn to win a grand staycation prize (terms and conditions are available here).

Check out the stories from our continent’s committed volunteers and find out more about how you could get involved below.

“If it wasn’t for our volunteers, we simply wouldn’t be able to deliver badminton across the continent. Like most volunteers in sport, we know for a fact that it is the passion for the sport and their community which always prevails as the number one motive.” 
“We are extremely excited to be able to share the stories of our volunteers and recognise them by giving back to these wonderful volunteers and their key support people through prizes which support local

– Julie Carrel

2021/22 WINNERS

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TINOMANA NAEA

COOK ISLANDS

DECEMBER 2021

Learn more about his journey in this Q+A

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SANDRA LOW

GUAM

JANUARY 2022

Learn more about her journey in this Q+A

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MANUEL MI YOU

TAHITI

FEBRUARY 2022

Learn more about his journey in this Q+A

Kini

KINIVANAGI KARO

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

MARCH 2022

Learn more about her journey in this Q+A

Leody

LEODY VAINIKOLO

TONGA

APRIL 2022

Learn more about her journey in this Q+A

Thomas

THOMAS MEREANA-NGAURU

COOK ISLANDS

MAY 2022

Learn more about his journey in this Q+A

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GRAND PRIZE DRAW #1

MAY 2022

Find out who won in this video

Shirley Kim

SHIRLEY KIM

NORTHERN MARIANAS

JUNE 2022

Learn more about her journey in this Q+A

Johannah Kou

JOHANNA KOU

NEW CALEDONIA

JULY 2022

Learn more about her journey in this Q+A

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MERLIE TOLENTINO

NORTHERN MARIANAS

AUGUST 2022

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Sunardi Li

SUNARDI LI

GUAM

SEPTEMBER 2022

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Danny Ten111

DANNY TEN

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

OCTOBER 2022

Learn more about his journey in this Q+A

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SIONE VAINIKOLO

TONGA

NOVEMBER 2022

Learn more about his journey in this Q+A

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING
There are plenty of ways to get involved with badminton. Contact your local/national governing body, you can find their details on our Member Associations webpage.
FIND OUT MORE
NOMINATE A VOLUNTEER
The next round of nominations will open in April 2023.
AVAILABLE APRIL 2023