The Trauma Service Westmead Hospital
T 8890 7458
P.O. Box 533
For the last sixteen years, Westmead Hospital has held bstreetsmart (previously the Youth and Road Trauma Forum.) This injury prevention program is open to students in years 10 to 12 in all government and non-government high schools in NSW and the ACT. The Forum is held at the Qudos Bank Arena (previously Allphones Arena), Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park. More than 208,000 students from 435 schools have attended over the 15 years. Evaluations of both students and teachers have received the event very positively with many schools attending consecutive years. There is also significant interest and support from the media.
The forum provides students who are most at risk; a realistic look at the trauma caused by road crashes and provides them with information and strategies in an attempt to reduce serious injuries and deaths. The forum’s contents and structure aim to treat young people as adults allowing them freedom to choose from a range of interactive exhibits.
The day will include an exciting combination of demonstrations, crash dynamics and rescue, vehicle stopping distances and active exhibits. The forum will include displays relating to youth trauma and safety.
The aim is to help young people make decisions that reduce their risk of being in a crash.
Please complete the survey after the event to assist us in planning for 2023
As you can see, we have a large number of students attending the forum and so we need many volunteers. This is a huge event so please help us to make this forum a safe and beneficial day for our youth. You can assist for one day or every day. You will need to nominate which days you are available to work.
Volunteer tasks: (These will be allocated before the event)
- Head Ushers (for evacuation purposes)
- Ushers to assist students to seating etc and general assistance
- People stationed at coach parking to assist students
- People stationed at railway station to assist students
- Catering liaison person
- Floor safety Officers x 4
- Assist with security passes
- Assist at loading dock
- Meet and greet
- Assist with makeup for actors
- Man the outside doors during interactive display
Food and drink will be provided to the volunteers. This will be available in the Boulevard Café on the Main Concourse (Level 2).
Volunteers are asked to dress in black for easy identification.
All personnel must be given a security wristband and their name marked off on arrival. You will pick up these wristbands up outside the main doors to the grand foyer at the “external cloak room”
Parking is available in Car Park P1 at no cost to yourself. You must take your ticket and hand it in to the external cloak room when you pick up your wristband. The subsidised ticket will then be handed back to you at the same place.
Counsellors will be available to any student who is distressed by the scenario and volunteers will be provided with information and access to the counsellors.
A copy of the program, maps to the site, plus floor plan of the interactive displays
For Nursing staff who are volunteering or manning an interactive display at bstreetsmart – this event equates to 4 CPD hours per day as per The College of Nursing.
Thank you once again for your commitment to bstreetsmart and we look forward to a very successful future events.
Apply to be a Volunteer
Please email us providing us with the following information if you wish to apply to be a Volunteer on the day of the event.
Volunteers are not required to complete the Qudos Bank General Safety induction online.
Volunteers need to:
- Provide email addresses
- Provide mobile or contact telephone numbers
Ph 88907458 | E firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer or if you are a volunteer and have questions regarding the event, please read our Frequently Asked Questions section.
- Help us to continue improving the bstreetsmart event by filling out a post-event survey here.
- Find more information on the venue, maps and parking here.
- See the event program here.
On line safety briefing
Please take the time to complete the online safety briefing from Qudos Bank Arena. These safety rules have been issued to ensure your protection and alert you against the taking of unnecessary risks. It is your responsibility to ensure the SAFETY RULES are read and understood.
A copy of completion must be available from all staff volunteering or working at bstreetsmart. You may be asked to show this at the event. A good idea is to take a photo of it on your phone so you have it at all times.