Volunteer

Why would I volunteer?
What can I expect?
Can I become a volunteer?
Who would I be working with?
What training do volunteers need to do?
What will it cost me?
How do I become a volunteer?

Why would I volunteer?

All people involved are keen to encourage and empower Christian young people in country areas to follow Jesus in practical ways.

You might remember what a huge difference visits from camp leaders made when you grew up in a regional area, especially if the only other youth at church were your brothers and sisters. For some people it may have been one of the things that encouraged you to stick at following Jesus.

If you are an emerging leader, being part of the Country Focus team is a great way to develop your skills because you are part of a small team which offers lots of opportunities, as well as lots of support.
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What can I expect?

We can’t tell you exactly what a volunteer does until we know what the project is, but here are some ideas of how you might be involved …

    • pray for the team
    • build relationships with young people
    • lead a small group
    • present a practical workshop on renewal, worship, action, community or mission
    • run games
    • lead worship
    • set up and pack up
    • cook
    • design promotions
    • promote the event (phone / email)
    • visit churches

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Can I become a volunteer?
You can if you –
• have a living faith in Jesus
• demonstrate commitment to and involvement in a Christian community (at least 6 months)
• are over 18 years of age
• complete a written application
• provide a current and clear National Police Check (every two years)
• have two satisfactory reference checks
• meet the Volunteer Manager
• have current Child Safe Environments training (every two years)
• complete team training
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Who would I be working with?
The CE Network aims to involve people from the local community – youth workers, pastoral care support workers (formally chaplains), parents.
We also hope to equip emerging leaders so you would be working alongside Senior Campers who want to develop their skills in a supportive team.
Finally, one of the best things about CE is working with people from different denominations.
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What training do volunteers need to do?
All volunteers need to have completed Child Safe training.
Workshop presenters are provided with a guide and strategies to help plan an interactive and practical session on their topic. They are asked to show this to the Country Focus Manager for feedback before presenting.
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What will it cost me?
Being part of the Country Focus team costs you time. You can expect to spend time …
• meeting with the team at least 4 times before the actual project
• planning and preparing in between meetings
• being away from home for 2-3 weekends over the year

The CE Network tries to keep financial costs for volunteers down by sourcing support from the CE State Board, local churches and individual sponsors. It is hoped that the local community will provide accommodation for volunteers; however, volunteers will still be asked to contribute towards the cost of their transport and food. This helps to keep costs down for participants.
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How do I become a volunteer?
Register your interest on Junior or Senior Camp, or by contacting us and we will send you out a Volunteer Application form.
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