SMISC Volunteer RSO Recruitment

SMISC Volunteer RSO Recruitment

St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre (SMISC) is proud to help support and grow the shooting sports by providing a first-class venue for licenced shooters to use, and through the running of regular competitions and events. The success of our events would not be possible without our cohort of dedicated volunteer Range Safety Officers (RSO), who promote safety in our sport and ensure safe and enjoyable activities.


St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre is currently seeking new volunteer RSOs for the following disciplines and programs:

  • St Marys Pistol Club
  • Field Rifle
  • Lever Action Rifle
  • SMISC Junior Development Program

Why Volunteer as an RSO at SMISC?

In addition to directly helping support the growth of your sport and assisting fellow shooters, volunteer RSOs at SMISC enjoy some exclusive benefits including:

  • Training as a fully accredited SSAA Range Safety Officer, a qualification which is recognised state-wide across SSAA facilities.
  • Complimentary range attendance fees at St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre.
  • Access to exclusive volunteer only events.
  • Officiating a match can be counted as an attendance as per the NSW Firearms Regulation 2017!

What are the requirements for a SMISC volunteer RSO?

Aside from a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and help others, there are a number of requirements to be a SMISC volunteer. These are:

  • A current NSW Firearms Licence endorsed for the appropriate categories of firearms to be used in the activities you are volunteering for. Your licence categories must also be endorsed for the genuine reason of ‘Target shooting’.
  • Sound knowledge of firearms safe handling procedures and NSW Firearms law, and their application to the activities you are volunteering for.
  • Current financial membership of the SSAA.
  • A current Working With Children Check for volunteer work, or the ability to apply for one.
  • Willingness to undergo blood lead level monitoring in compliance with NSW WHS legislation.

What is expected of me as a SMISC Volunteer RSO?

As a volunteer Range Safety Officer, your main responsibility will be to ensure the safe and smooth running of competitions or events. This may include duties such as:

  • Attending necessary training
  • Range set up and packing away at the conclusion of events
  • Conducting and controlling events using range commands.
  • Diligent clearance of firearms from the firing line.
  • Scoring and attendance recording.
  • A commitment to providing RSO services in eight (8) events across the year, inclusive of training sessions. If you are unable to meet this quantity but can still provide some services, we would be glad to consider you, however your volunteer entitlements may be adjusted accordingly.

How can I get involved?

If being a volunteer Range Safety Officer sounds like something for you, we encourage you to fill out and submit the expression of interest form.

Your application will be considered by the centre and discipline/club representatives. Interviews will be conducted for all volunteer positions; candidates will be given a selection of preferred dates and times in due course. Successful applicants will be invited to complete the necessary training courses.

If you have any queries or require clarification, please reach out to the RSO Liaison officer at [email protected] and we will be happy to help you.


  1. Ramon Jr. Molejona on March 10, 2024 at 10:45 am

    Hi, I am interested in the Pistol Club Volunteer services. Thank You.

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