We empower our vibrant community of young adult volunteers aged 16-24 to lead fun-filled experiences recreational experiences for children and families in an environment of acceptance, trust and mutual growth. As an organisation we invest in our volunteers through training and capacity building them to best serve the needs of our participants on an ERCSA program.
As a volunteer on one of our camps your role is to be a mentor, support, and friend to the young people who attend our camps.
Our Volunteers are required to be:
16-25 years old
Have or obtain a Working with Children Check
Attend a Pre-Camp Training Day
Be available for the entirety of a camp program
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The Steps to being an ERCSA Volunteer
Step 1: submit a volunteer application form
The first step to becoming an ERCSA Volunteer is submitting a Volunteer Application. You can do this via email to or via post to PO Box 20122 Magill North SA 5072. Once your volunteer application has been processed and approved you will be able to register for upcoming camp programs.
Step 2: working with children check
Before you attend a program you will be required to either provide or obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC). This clearance has no cost for volunteers. You can either apply for your own or we can start an application for you.
step 3: Register for a program
After you've been accepted as a Volunteer you'll receive access to our Volunteer Calendar to register for programs. Program Registrations are sent out to our volunteers a little over 2 months before a program and typically close 4 - 6 weeks beforehand. Some programs will require volunteers to be 18+
Step 4: attend a pre-camp training day
Before each block of programs, we will hold an induction and training session on a Sunday to get you prepared for camp! This session will include training to provide you with the skills to respond to child abuse and neglect concerns, some behaviour management as well as more information about the program you will be attending.
Step 5: You're on camp
After all these things are done, you're on Camp!