Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those that don’t! This is why we invest in our volunteers, providing them with support, training and opportunities. This makes them eager to take on responsibility and contribute in a meaningful and recognised way to their community. We believe this to be an investment in the future leaders of our community.
The effect the camp experience has on the personal development of volunteers can be enormous. With over 20 years of anecdotal evidence across ERC Australia-wide, we know that many of our volunteers have gone on to become committed community volunteers. Some have used their ERC experience as motivation to become community leaders and professionals within the education and community sectors. We are humbled to know that the time volunteers spend with us has helped shape them to become valued contributors to our community.
We encourage our more experienced volunteers to challenge themselves further by taking on positions of responsibility and leadership. Each volunteer learns through practice to lead and manage teams, facilitate groups, run events and activities, use innovation and creativity to enthuse and inspire, to plan, problem solve and respond to the unexpected. We are happy to provide references for our volunteers as they enter higher education and/or the workforce.
In addition to the camps, there are regular social activities held throughout the year for volunteers to catch up. Volunteers are also kept connected through our newsletter, Facebook and our News.
If you would like any further information, please Contact Us.