Why we Volunteer...

Alexander

Volunteer since

Jan 2017

What's one word that describes your experience?

Tremendous

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

I love that ERCSA supports kids to believe in themselves and see their full potential, and to change their perspective on life by reinforcing fun and positive experiences. I love the diverse range of people that are ERCSA volunteers. I love that ERCSA creates an environment where volunteers are able to give our unique skills and experiences to the kids on camp and generate amazing and life-changing experiences for them (and ourselves!).

Chloe

Volunteer since

Jan 2017

What's one word that describes your experience?

Heart-warming

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

ERCSA is an organisation that continually challenges volunteers and participants to grow in an encouraging environment which fosters genuine connections.

Erin

Volunteer since

Jan 2020

What's one word that describes your experience?

Marvellous

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

The things I like about camps are, meeting lots of different people (volunteers and kids!), being able to make memories, have fun, and help others out all at the same time.

Isaac

Volunteer since

Jan 2015

What's one word that describes your experience?

Fulfilling

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

The amazing energy you find on a camp is like nowhere else, there's always awesome kids and leaders all here to make the world a better place one camp at a time.

Jess

Volunteer since

Jan 2019

What's one word that describes your experience?

Extraordinary

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

I love being a part of ERCSA camps. Each camp is a whole new experience to meet new people and to fill the campsite with positive energy and enthusiasm. Building friendships with volunteers and participants is something I look forward to and it is such a special experience to share.

Owen

Volunteer since

Jan 2018

What's one word that describes your experience?

Transformative

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

Being with ERCSA continually opens my mind to other perspectives and experiences. My view of the world is constantly evolving, and the conversations I have with people through ERCSA programs are the main contributing factor to this. Also, it’s just bucketloads of fun!

Sophie

Volunteer since

Jan 2019

What's one word that describes your experience?

Exciting

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

You create connections with the children on camps that allow both you and them to grow and have fun together.Not only this, but you get to participate in a wholesome and safe environment with like-minded people.

Amber

Volunteer since

Jan 2016

What's one word that describes your experience?

Heartfelt

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

Volunteering with ERCSA has been such a fulfilling experience and I am so grateful to be part of this community. I feel a great sense of belonging and connection when I am surrounded by camp participants and other volunteers. Thank you to everyone involved in camps for making my life so wholesome and happy!!

Conor

Volunteer since

Jan 2018

What's one word that describes your experience?

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

You give back to a community that values your time and effort in a truly meaningful way. You get to do it with some of the best people you will ever meet and make lifelong friends. You have the most amazing fun in a judgment free zone, making memories for life.

George

Volunteer since

Jan 2020

What's one word that describes your experience?

Groovy

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

I value ERCSA because of the incredible community that it brings together. The friendships I have made will stay with me, and the experiences enrich my daily life. I’m so grateful for every opportunity to be involved… every event is an adventure!

Izzy

Volunteer since

Jan 2020

What's one word that describes your experience?

Inspiring

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

I love forming connections with children who despite coming from previous challenges are still incredible people who have so many hidden wonderful talents and quirks that make them individuals and amazing. There is nothing like watching a kid from your group achieve or accomplish something or doing something as simple as feeling comfortable enough to sit down and talk to you. Watching the talent show at the end of the camp was one of the most heart warming and moving parts of my whole experience. Camp was by far the best and most rewarding experience I’ve had in a long time

Nadia

Volunteer since

Sep 2018

What's one word that describes your experience?

Heart-warming

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

Camps are such a special experience! As a leader, being on camp fills me with positivity, joy and an overall sense of wholesomeness. After every camp I find myself longing for the next one!

Peter

Volunteer since

Jan 2019

What's one word that describes your experience?

Wholesome

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

ERCSA creates a space for connections and an environment where people can truly be themselves. An opportunity for challenge and growth. A place for memories to be made.

Tayah

Volunteer since

Jan 2018

What's one word that describes your experience?

Community

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

What I love about volunteering with ERCSA is the opportunity we have to form friendships with the kids and other leaders. Giving the kids a chance to have fun and feel safe is the absolute best. The ERCSA community is accepting, unique, supportive and I love being a part of it!

Amy

Volunteer since

Jan 2019

What's one word that describes your experience?

Amazing

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

I get to meet and become close with so many people. It’s amazing what you learn about someone when you’re running around after kids.

Dominic

Volunteer since

Jan 2019

What's one word that describes your experience?

Wholesome

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

The sense of fulfillment experienced within the camps atmosphere.

Georgia

Volunteer since

Jan 2019

What's one word that describes your experience?

Heartwarming

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

The atmosphere is lively, fun and exciting. I like how positive the environment is and the constant support for each other. Such a wholesome community that is accepting of everyone.

Izzy

Volunteer since

Jan 2020

What's one word that describes your experience?

Impactful

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

I love the enthusiasm of every leader I have met who pour their hearts into knowing, learning and growing with each child. During the activities, I love watching individuals come together as a team, bringing all of our strengths forward to passionately win in our own ways. I have learnt that volunteering means dancing with your heart, drawing is interpretive and the laughs shared will always be the most memorable. I have just experienced my first camp and it certainly won’t be my last.

Nicolas

Volunteer since

Jan 2020

What's one word that describes your experience?

Incredible

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

When I decided to volunteer for Edmund Rice Camps South Australia, I didn't know what to expect, and I was a little bit worried and nervous. However, when I went on camp, I had a fantastic experience. What I like most about volunteering with ERCSA is its community. It is such a friendly and supportive place with the goal of trying to better the lives of kids.

Sisilina

Volunteer since

Jan 2019

What's one word that describes your experience?

Eye Opening

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

The opportunity to build friendships with other like minded young people, gain experience, new skills and learn so much from the campers that attend. The welcoming and nourishing environment is definitely one, that can't be found anywhere else.

Vic

Volunteer since

Jan 2018

What's one word that describes your experience?

Extraordinary

What do you like about volunteering with ERCSA?

I'm grateful for all the people I've met, and friends I've made. I like how I get to be creative and push myself beyond my comfort zone. It's kind of hard to describe, but volunteering with ERCSA is an opportunity like no other. It's the ability to remove yourself from the outside world for a couple days and experience all these genuine, wholesome, loving, caring and happy vibes: All in the name of helping out a neighbour! ... Can't really beat that.

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Kaurna Country
67-91 Glen Stuart Road
Woodforde SA 5072

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